About

Merritt Group is a nationally-recognized, integrated strategic communications agency that combines public relations, content marketing, performance marketing and creative services expertise together with deep technology and industry knowledge to reach, engage and convert your buyers faster.

Fearless People With Endless Curiosity

Our Merritts Earn Results

OUR CULTURE

At Merritt Group, we are family. We are go-getters, authentic, and love a balanced and fulfilling work life. We’ve been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by both Washingtonian magazine and Washington Business Journal.

The heart of Merritt is the heart of our community. We give back through volunteer time off, our holiday Merry Week of Giving and our pro bono support.

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OUR CREDS

OUR LEADERSHIP

ALISA VALUDES WHYTE

Senior Partner & CEO

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TOM RICE

Executive Vice President, Partner

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JOHN CONRAD

Executive Vice President, Partner

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JAYSON SCHKLOVEN

Executive Vice President, Partner

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SHAHED AHMED

Executive Vice President, Partner

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MICHELLE SCHAFER

Senior Vice President, Security and Partner

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MATT DONOVAN

Senior Vice President, Government and Health Care

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MELISSA CHADWICK

Senior Vice President, Content

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PASHA IRSHAD

Vice President, Digital Marketing

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SUZANNE BLOCK

Vice President

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COLLEEN HILL

Director of Human Resources

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PAUL MILLER

Senior Vice President of Finance

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OUR PARTNERS

“As a Merritt Group ‘long-timer,’ I believe our success is due to our commitment to our core values in everything we do – client service, recruitment, staff management, training, etc. As a management team, we live by treating our staff the way we’d like to be treated.” – Tom Rice

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“One thing I immediately noticed when joining Merritt Group was the strong team bond and agency camaraderie. In fact, one of my first questions in my interview process was, “Why Merritt Group?” The answers almost always revolved around the people. Being able to work and grow alongside smart, compassionate, curious and driven people is definitely the best part about working here.” – Lexie Janney

“It didn’t take long after stepping inside MG to know that it isn’t your average agency. On day one I joined a team-building workout class, and ever since I’ve been able to incorporate important pieces of my life into work, and invite my colleagues along. From volunteering to throwing me a wedding shower – MG lets my personality shine through in every aspect of the job.” – Cara Masessa

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