Linda Merriam

Nonprofit Professional, Treasurer, Encore NEO


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 in Arts Administration (now MBA) from the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Music degree from Bowling Green State University.

Linda currently serves as treasurer for Inlet Dance Theatre 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.