Terry Merritt

Terry is both a positive influence and role model at Walbridge, and an acknowledged leader among women throughout the Great Lakes region of our nation.

Terry started working at Walbridge in 1981 as assistant to then-President John Rakolta, Jr. Today, she leads the Human Resources, Recruitment, Talent Development and Corporate Communications departments.

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Terry Merritt

Under her leadership, Walbridge has developed a nationally recognized health & wellness program. In 2016, Walbridge received a Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America Award from the Corporate Health & Wellness Association and the National Best and Brightest in Wellness Award from the National Association for Business Resources.

In 2013, Terry served as Executive Director of the Construction Personnel Executives Group (CPEG), which is comprised of 35 of the nation’s largest construction firms.

Terry is an active member of community boards and organizations in the Michigan, including serving as past-chair of the board of trustees of Haven, a program in Oakland County, Mich. dedicated to eliminating sexual assault and domestic violence. She’s a trustee of the Michigan Women’s Foundation and a board member of the Inforum Center for Leadership.

In June 2016, Terry was selected by WJR-AM News/Talk 760 to its 2016 class of “Women Who Lead.” The program, initiated in 2010, celebrates women throughout the Great Lakes region “who are making a difference in our community”.