Merrell Lingao Silva


Responsibilities: With more than a decade of sales and account management experience, Merrell is primarily responsible for new business development in the Los Angeles Office. She works creatively and cohesively and thinks outside the box to help clients navigate the complexities of employee benefits. She brings a wealth of knowledge in employee benefits and works closely with prospects and clients on the overall strategic planning, management, open enrollment and communications needs.

Merrell leads the carrier relationship efforts for the LA team by utilizing her network of resources to bring innovated solutions to the clients.

Industry Experience: Since October 2009

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialty in Human Resources Management and Services from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Duration at Burnham: Since July 2017

Notable Quality/Achievement in the Benefits Industry/Designations: Merrell has the natural ability to connect with people by listening and understanding their needs—building and fostering strong relationships.

Personal Interests: Merrell loves traveling, outdoor activities, and raising her daughter to be as bold and bright as she can be.