Rasheed Merritt

Assistant Vice President – Human Resources, State Farm
Rasheed began his State Farm career in 1995 as an Auto underwriter in the Northeast Zone. He was promoted to senior Auto underwriter before joining the Human Resources (HR) Department in the Northeast Zone in 1998. In 2006, Rasheed relocated to the Central Zone and to Tulsa, OK, as an assistant HR manager. He was promoted to HR manager in the Central Zone in 2008 and then joined Auto Claim Central in a Leadership Development Associate role. Rasheed then became an Auto claim section manager in Tulsa before becoming an Auto claim manager in the Greeley Operations Center in the Great Western Zone. In 2013, Rasheed was selected as a director in the HR Services Center in Bloomington, and he became a director in HR Services in 2014. 
Rasheed assumed his current role of assistant vice president in HR in 2015 with responsibility for Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion, HR Services, HR Talent Management, and Employee Relations.
Rasheed holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Elizabeth City State University, received his MBA from Dowling College in 2005, and holds the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation. Rasheed and his wife, Janelle, have two children, a daughter, Nia, and son, Brandon.
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