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Phelps Board Elects Andrew C. Merryman Chairman
(May 26, 2011) Andrew Merryman of Irvington has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. Merryman joined the Phelps Board in March 2007 and has served on various committees, including Executive, Strategic Planning and New Ventures and as a board member of the Robin’s Nest child care center at Phelps.
A management consultant for more than 35 years, Merryman founded the consulting firm Brecker & Merryman in 1973. The company focused on strategic workforce management, mainly for large businesses and other organizations. In 2000, when the firm was sold to Manpower, Inc., Merryman stayed on as executive vice president and deputy chairman of their consulting subsidiary, The Empower Group.
A 1964 graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Merryman recently served for two years on the College’s Board of Visitors. He earned his MBA from Columbia University in 1969 with a focus on marketing and human resources.
Andrew Merryman and his wife, Mary, raised their three children in Irvington, where they have lived for nearly 30 years.