“I believe that making space in one’s life for art, literature and music, can be transformative and has the power to animate both work and play.”

Merribel’s love of the arts—music, painting, theatre and literature—has enriched her professional life as an executive, entrepreneur and Director. She believes that the arts are the deepest expression of humanity, culture and civil society and can contribute to both vocational and avocational excellence.

She is Chair of International Initiatives for the Associazione Amici di Brera in Milan. As a performer, she has produced her own Cabaret shows in Washington and founded the Metropolitan’s Club’s celebrated “Metronomes,” whose repertoire is the Great American Songbook. She is a proud member of the Coro degli Angeli which accompanies special liturgies at the Romanesque Basilica of San Simpliciano in Milan.