Ingrid Merriwether

President & CEO / Client Advisor
Merriwether & Williams Insurance Services

President and Chief Executive Officer Ingrid Merriwether enjoys applying over 25 years of insurance brokerage experience to overseeing production, marketing and corporate operations. She serves as client executive on several of the firm’s large accounts including the City of Los Angeles, City and County of San Francisco, and San Diego Regional Airport Authority, and takes an active role in initial risk exposure analyses and insurance/risk management program design. Ingrid is the chief architect of the firm’s Contractor Development and Bonding Programs, administered on behalf of major public entities and jurisdictions, and enjoys collaborating with clients, contractors and community members to create mutually beneficial outcomes. Collectively, these programs have enabled small and minority contractors to bid on over $874 Million in public works construction projects to-date, establishing strong bonding credit and building the foundation for ongoing business success.

Ingrid has earned her Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation, is a past member of the Board of Directors of Insurance Brokers & Agents of the West, is a member of Risk Management Forum and teaches insurance courses for business entrepreneurs. Her expertise and achievement in insurance and bonding, risk management and supplier diversity and inclusion has earned her numerous awards and honors, including Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs (S.F. Business Times), Fastest Growing Businesses in the U.S. (ICIC), Minority Advocate of the Year, Minority Business of the Year. She is an eloquent speaker and is frequently asked to present at conferences and events nationwide. Merriwether and Williams’ business practices reflect Ingrid’s philosophy of Aligned Risk Management, which is an approach to risk management that manages and reduces risk, while creating opportunity and inclusion for small, minority, women, disabled and veteran-owned businesses. She was born and raised in California and is passionate about supporting and serving the diverse communities which contribute to making the state unique, successful, and forward thinking.