James "Al" Merritt
CEO of SEE, Inc., Campus Management Ltd, and The Edge, Cincinnati. He is a distinguished figure known for his entrepreneurial prowess and philanthropic dedication. With a background at Welch Allyn, he founded MD International Inc. (MDI) in 1987, transforming it into a leading medical equipment distributor in Latin America and the Caribbean. Beyond business success, Merritt's philanthropic endeavors shine, including projects at Social Entrepreneurial Enterprises (SEE), such as the Portland Arts and Vocational Education (PAVE) Centre and a retreat center in South Miami-Dade County. His commitment to mentorship and education is unwavering, exemplified through his involvement with the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and leadership roles in education. Merritt's life story reflects his dedication to both business excellence and community betterment through education and mentorship.