Rie Merritt

Rie Merritt has been working with SQL Server since 1999, starting as a data analyst for a non-profit. She's worked in many industries over the years including pharmaceutical, e-commerce, legal, financial, education and government. She is currently the Elite Influencers Lead (MVP, RD, Super Users) and as liaison between the product group and the data community. She is based out of Redmond but works remotely from her home near Atlanta. Rie was an MVP in the Data Platform for three years before joining Microsoft. She speaks frequently at conferences and moderates webinars, WIT panels and career panels. Over the years, she's been co-leader of the PASS Women in Technology Virtual Group, Executive Director of SQL Saturday Atlanta and helps run the Atlanta Azure Data User Group.