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Merryman Putnam

Senior Director
Austin, TX

Merryman partners with clients to provide compensation expertise including total compensation measurement studies where her expertise ranges from creating a compensation philosophy to market review, analysis, and recommendations. She has worked with public, private, government, tribal, and nonprofit entities in a variety of industries including aerospace/engineering, banking/finance, healthcare (including FQHCs), insurance/workers’ compensation, manufacturing, technology, and utilities.

Throughout Merryman’s career, she has managed compensation plans for executives and boards of directors, coordinated the preparation of CD&As for proxy statements, and managed deferral communications and enrollment. She has prepared comprehensive market data, analysis, and comparison for executive and mid-level employees, performed targeted peer group proxy studies, and provided board of directors’ market data and best practices, compensation review, and recommendations. Merryman began her career in various trust and investment roles at a Fortune 500 bank before she transitioned into compensation work.

Function & Specialization

  • Market pricing and analysis
  • Salary structure creation/revision
  • Proxy studies- executive and board
  • Job description review
  • Compensation philosophy review/creation
  • Incentive plan design

Representative Clients & Past Experiences

  • Chesapeake Employers Insurance
  • Florida Home Partnership
  • Shades of Light
  • The CORE Institute / HOPCO
  • Life Care Centers of America
  • Plexus
  • Impact Makers
  • Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation
  • PRA Group

Education, Licenses & Certifications

  • MBA, University of Richmond
  • B.A., Economics, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College
  • C.E.C.P.-Certified Executive Compensation Professional (WorldatWork)

Professional Associations & Community Organizations

  • WorldatWork
  • SHRM
  • The Board of Visitors
  • The Junior League of Austin