Tawn MerrillDirector of Human Resources
Tawn Merrill is a trusted strategic partner with a diverse background in human resources, crossing multiple industries. Her deep experience in driving organizational change and recruiting world-class teams is a key asset to Avanci as the company grows.
Prior to joining Avanci, Tawn was the Director of Global Talent Management at Anadarko Petroleum, where her work leading the company’s recruitment, onboarding, leadership development and training programs was instrumental in its recognition as one of Houston’s Top 5 Workplaces. Additionally, she has served as Director of Human Resources for Hillwood, a Perot Company, and Manager of Human Resources at Pepsico Food Systems and Pacific USA Holdings.
Tawn received her bachelor of science in organizational administration at Oklahoma State University, and holds numerous certifications including Senior Professional in Human Resources. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and Chair of the OU-OSU Executive Education Advisory Board. Tawn believes in giving back to the community and has served as Chair of Heroes for Children 5K, Volunteer Coordinator for the Hockaday School and done pro bono Human Resources support for the Montgomery County Foodbank. In her free time she enjoys traveling, cooking, volunteering at her church and spending time with her family watching college athletics.