Deidra Merriwether is the Chief Financial Officer W.W. Grainger, Inc. Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, Grainger is a worldwide business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating products, and related services.
Prior to her current role, Merriwether was Senior Vice President and President, Direct Sales and Strategic Initiatives for Grainger.
In this role, Merriwether led sales teams, and pricing and gross margin optimization strategies for the U.S. business. She also oversaw the Latin American and Export businesses.
Recently, Merriwether chaired the Finance committee of the March of Dimes. She currently serves as Executive Sponsor of Grainger’s Women’s Business Resource Group, and on the Board of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Merriwether earned an MBA in Finance and Operations Management from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University.