Vice President, Cable Bahamas
Michele M. Merrell is a senior level business executive with 30 years experience developing organizations ranging from start-up to mature, private, public and pre-IPO. She is the President of Merrell Consulting Group, a global marketing consulting consortium. She is an experienced practitioner in business development, branding, marketing, digital marketing, advertising, social media, product marketing, public relations, crisis communications, public affairs, corporate communications, investor relations, and corporate social responsibility.
She has worked on numerous mergers, acquisitions and joint venture agreements, as well as IPOs during her tenure. For many years, she has managed international teams in various georgraphies. Her experience includes companies such as Tyco International, Brightstar, CSPI Technology Solutions, Thales eSecurity, Bellsouth, U.S. Cellular and others. She has held broad global responsibility across APAC, EMEA, LATAM and North America.
Since 2014, MIchele has served on the Board of Directors for three international corporations, including Cable Bahamas (BISX: CBL) , and its subsidiaries Aliv (Nassau, Bahamas) and Summit Broadband (Orlando, FL). She is the head of the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee for the organizations, and also sits on the HR & Compensation Committee. She is a National Association of Corporate Directors accredited Board Leadership Fellow.
Michele is on the international board of directors for the Global Telecom Women’s Network (GTWN), and is the North America President for GTWN, an organization that actively promotes and mentors women in the global telecommunications and technology industries. Michele was also named to the Board of Directors for the LeMieux Center for Public Policy.
Michele’s achievements have earned her dozens of awards and recognition over her career for her business and leadership acumen. In 2019, she received the “Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award from Celebrating Women International. In prior years, she received the Women of the Channel Power 100 Award by CRN Magazine. Michele was the recipient of the Florida Achievement Award from the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, part of the Office of the Attorney General, State of Florida. The South Florida Business Journal also named Michele as their “Business Woman of Influence” recipient. Michele was named by the Diversity Journal as the recipient of their “Woman Worth Watching” award. She has been a featured business executive in an edition of March Magazine, a women’s executive magazine.
Michele has substantial international travel experience, and at one point lived in Greece. She speaks regularly both internationally and domestically on topics ranging from technology, entrepreneurship, marketing, business leadership, politics and women’s issues.