Taylor L. Merritt joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Economic Advisory Council in 2015. Merritt is a native of Portland, Ore., but has lived in the Denver area for more than 25 years. He graduated from the University of Denver in 2006 with a double major in finance and management. Following graduation, he joined Merritt Equipment Co. and aided the company in implementing a new ERP system. Merritt was named CFO of the company in 2008.

Following years of planning, Merritt Equipment Co. executed a split-up in mid-2016 and Merritt was subsequently named CEO of Merritt Aluminum Products Company, which is based in Fort Lupton, Colo. He is responsible for setting strategic direction, overseeing the company’s operations and performance, as well as preserving the company’s values and culture.

Merritt is a graduate of the Owner President Management Program from Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the Board of the Colorado Council for Economic Education and is a member of a Denver-based leadership organization called Quarterly Forum.