CARSON CITY, NV - February 24, 2020
Today, Governor Steve Sisolak announced the appointment of Jerrie E. Merritt to the Cannabis Compliance Board, effective immediately. Merritt will be eligible for reappointment on July 1, 2021.
“Jerrie has developed an impeccable reputation in Nevada’s financial sector and has played a critical role in promoting and supporting underrepresented and underserved voices in the Las Vegas community,” said Governor Sisolak. “I’m excited to bring Jerrie’s unique perspective as a nearly 40-year banking professional and community development leader to the early conversations surrounding the operation and direction of the Cannabis Compliance Board.”
Since 2004, Merritt has worked for the Bank of Nevada – most recently serving as Senior Vice President Division CRA Community Development Manager. In that role, she manages a diverse deposit and loan portfolio while acting as a liaison for community and economic development programs with government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Her primary focus is to strengthen existing client relationships and build strong community partnerships.
As part of her strong and on-going commitment to Southern Nevada, Merritt has served on the UNLV School of Medicine Community Engagement Board, as a mentor for the Clark County School District, and as a past Chair for the Urban Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on many other boards, including the United Way, UNLV Library Advisory Board, The Links, Inc., Valley Hospital Medical Center, HELP of Southern Nevada, American Business Women Association, Workforce Connections, and Trustee Board for The Champions Center Church.
Merritt attended the University of Alaska in Fairbanks where she studied Business and Finance.