Grainger CFO Among Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

October 27, 2021 Grainger CFO Among Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

Deidra (Dee) Merriwether has been recognized in Savoy Magazine’s 2021 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.

Savoy’s annual list recognizes African American executives for their business leadership accomplishments and community outreach. Merriwether currently serves as chief financial officer (CFO) and senior vice president for W.W. Grainger Inc. She is also a member of the board of directors for Weyerhaeuser Co. In addition, Grainger board members Rodney Adkins, Brian Anderson, and Steven White have been included in Savoy’s list.

“We strongly believe that having diverse perspectives strengthens and advances Grainger. Having a board and leadership team that reflects our team members, customers, and communities helps ensure an inclusive environment,” said DG Macpherson Grainger Chairman and CEO. “We are honored to have Rodney, Brian, and Steven as our board members and Deidra as our CFO, all supporting our purpose to keep the world working.”   

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