Brian Merrick

    Director of the Cloud Program Management Office

    Department of State

    Brian Merrick started his career as a commissioned officer in the US Army in 1996. In 2005, he left the Army and worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a financial management consultant and an IT project manager working with private industry and the Federal government.

    In 2008, Brian joined the Department of State working for the Bureau of Information Resource Management as the Deputy Manager for the IT Cost Center Working Capital Fund supporting the Department’s desktop computing operations. Brian then became the Deputy Executive Director for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in 2010 providing management support, including HR, financial, procurement, IT and general services. In 2012, he became the Director of the Office of Digital in the Bureau of International Information Programs, which provides cloud-based web solutions, and interactive digital programing to 275 embassies.

    In 2014, Brian became the Senior Advisor to the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Foreign Operations in the Bureau of Information Resource Management supporting global IT infrastructure operations. He then served as the Director of the Office of Innovative Infrastructure providing wireless and cloud based products and services across the Department. Brian is currently the Director of the Cloud Program Management Office, working to modernize IT across the enterprise.

    Brian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Wright State University and a Master of Science in Leadership from Olin Business School, Washington University. In addition, he holds certifications as a Project Management Professional, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Security Manager, Federal IT Security Institute Manager, Certified Defense Financial Manager and Certified Government Financial Manager.