David Mérot Of Wellington Joins Board Of Directors At Foundation

David Mérot

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties recently announced the appointment of Wellington resident David Mérot to its board of directors. Also joining the board are Phyllis Gillespie and Gabrielle Raymond McGee.

Mérot is director of the economic development administration at the University Center for Community & Economic Development at the University of Michigan. He has an extensive background in strategic thinking, global effective management, brand and marketing strategy, and economic development research and implementation.

Mérot has been involved in numerous economic development research projects, including a bi-annual seven-county wages and benefits survey, broadband access study, opportunity youth fiscal scan, literacy network data collection and data visualization. He has supported local business owners to expand their business operations in the area and into international markets in partnership with the State of Michigan STEP grant economic development initiative. Mérot has facilitated and developed creative approaches related to entrepreneurship, community development, and a number of issues surrounding nonprofit funding, coalition implementation and data collection.