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Steve Merkin

Office
Treasurer

Steve serves as Senior Vice President, Human Resource for Renaissance Pharma, assuming this role in November 2012. Renaissance focuses on two pharmaceutical industry segments in the United States and Canada: 1) contract development and manufacturing, and 2) commercialization of branded and generic prescription products.

Prior to Renaissance, Steve was Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Cardinal Health’s Medical Segment. He joined Cardinal Health in 1999 and held senior Human Resources roles supporting the company’s Consulting and Services, Manufacturing, and Manufacturing Products and Technologies businesses.

Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Steve had over 17 years of Human Resources experience with Cobra Golf, Allegiance Corporation, Baxter International, and Consumers Power Company.

Steve serves as an adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois’ Graduate School of Labor and Employment Relations, and is a Board Trustee of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago.

Steve received his B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Organization Behavior and M.A. in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Steve was elected to the Board in 2013. He was elected to the treasurer role in 2016 and will continue to serve on the Membership Committee where he has been a passionate advocate for CHRO events.


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