Juanita Russell is Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. She is responsible for all financial activities of the organization including accounting, financial planning, compliance and treasury. Juanita also works with the Board of Directors to implement strategic planning initiatives and communicates the company’s operating and financial performance goals and strategies to external shareholders. She also serves on the organization’s Management Risk Committee where she is responsible for overseeing the companies activities directed towards managing financial and operational risk.
Juanita joined MERSCORP Holdings in 1997 and assumed the post of Chief Financial Officer in October 2011. Prior to joining MERSCORP Holdings, Juanita was a Financial Analyst for Electronic Data Systems.
Juanita serves on the Advisory Board of DEILAB, a start-up innovation company in Rockville, MD, and is also committed to supporting leadership development initiatives for women and minorities. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, summa cum laude, from the University of Maryland. Juanita is a licensed CPA in the State of Maryland and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.