New Hampshire Bankers Association Welcomes Kristy Merrill as President

Kristy MerrillNH Bankers Association is pleased to announce Kristy Merrill has been appointed as its new President. 

Kristy joins NH Bankers after nearly 15 years at the New Hampshire State House. Serving in multiple roles at the New Hampshire Senate since 2003, she was most recently Chief of Staff for the last four years, serving as Senior Advisor to the Senate President and Senate Majority Leader.  In her role as Chief of Staff, she has experience managing staff, communications, and the legislative process, as well as drafting and negotiating legislation, and working closely with Legislative leaders, the Governor's office and department heads and commissioners.

Mark Pitkin, Board Chairman, NH Bankers Association and President/CEO of Sugar River Bank says, “On behalf of the Board, we are pleased and excited to have Kristy join the New Hampshire Bankers Association. Her in-depth knowledge and experience of the state legislative process, as well as her strong management and communication skills, will enhance the NH Bankers’ team.  We look forward to Kristy’s leadership to further strengthen the Association’s efforts on behalf of the banking industry.”

Kristy comments, “I am deeply honored to have been chosen as the next President of the New Hampshire Bankers Association, and grateful to the Association for the confidence they have placed in me. I know that our banks play a key role in our state as job creators, taxpayers, civic leaders and drivers of our economy, and I look forward to working closely with them to share their stories and serve as their advocate in New Hampshire and in Washington D.C. I’m excited to get to work and hope to continue NH Bankers’ long tradition of strongly representing the banking industry while fostering a banking environment that strengthens our state and supports our citizens, our non-profits and our business communities."

In 2018, Kristy was a 40 Under 40 award recipient from the New Hampshire Union Leader. She served as a board member for Families in Transition in Manchester from 2014-2018 and was a commission member of the Heritage Commission for the city of Manchester from 2008-2013. She holds a BA in Political Science from University of South Carolina and lives in Manchester, NH.