Linda Merriam

Nonprofit Professional, Treasurer, Encore NEO
Chair, FInance Committee


Linda Merriam is a nonprofit professional with nearly 40 years of business, marketing and development experience at Art Therapy Studio, the Cleveland Orchestra, Playhouse Square Foundation, Syracuse Stage and LIVE Publishing Company. She holds a Master of Arts (now MBA) in Arts Administration from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Music degree from Bowling Green State University.

Linda currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Inlet Dance Theatre (past treasurer) and recently completed her term as chair of Church of the Saviour Foundation. She served on the Board of Directors for the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning as the vice chair of development, and volunteered for the Arts and Culture Action Committee that helped secure 75 percent voter approval in 2015 to renew a 10-year tax levy to generate revenue for the arts sector in Cuyahoga County.