Gina Merritt-Epps, Esq.

Gina Merritt-Epps has been a governance professional since 2006, rising to the level of Chief Governance Officer in 2017 at a publicly-traded company reporting to the CEO and charged with directing the people, business processes, and systems needed to ensure proper governance. Her areas of expertise include the protection of information, corporate compliance and ethics, regulatory compliance, and Board processes. Prior to the appointment, she served as senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary. Currently, she works in the non-profit space, serving as an advisor to two non-profit organizations and non-profit Board consultant.

An alumna of Pennsylvania State University, Ms. Merritt-Epps earned her undergraduate degree in political science and holds a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law. She is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

My internal and external experience has prepared me for this role.

I have served as:

- 1st Vice President on the UG and Grad levels

- UG and Graduate Chapter President

- State Phylacter for 4 years

- Regional Phylacter for 4 years

- State Director for 6 years

- First Director Risk Management

- Regional Director since 2018

- Registered Parliamentarian, Attorney, and Governance Professional

- Board member of Non-Profits

Also, I am already certified to train in MIP Extensive training, project management, and Board experience. During my service as regional director, I have had the privilege of:

- Establishing 20 New ZMN auxiliaries

- Chartering and reactivating 5 Amicae auxiliaries

- Chartering and reactivating 15 graduate and UG chapters

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