Joelen K. Merkel

Joelen K. Merkel

Joelen K. Merkel

Ocean Ridge, FL
Chair

Ms. Merkel served Chris-Craft Industries, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange company, for 25-years; her last position was Senior Vice President and Treasurer. She previously served as Senior Vice President, Treasurer, and a Director of BHC Communications, Inc., an American Stock Exchange company (majority owned by Chris-Craft) and as a CPA for Arthur Andersen & Co. in Miami.


Ms. Merkel was a member of the UF Board of Trustees from 2001-2010 and a member of the UF Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2012-2014. She serves on the Audit Committee of the University of Florida Research Foundation, advisory boards for the UF Warrington College of Business Administration and the Fisher School of Accounting and the UF Foundation Board (a member of the Finance Committee since 1999).
Mrs. Merkel graduated, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Her husband, Bob (BA ‘72, JD ‘74), and son, Ryan (BSBA ‘08) are also UF alumni.