Little Rock Soirée • Women To Watch 2022
Kristin Merlo
women to watch 2022

Kristin Merlo

President and CEO

Delta Dental of Arkansas

Delta Dental partners with Arkansas-based employers to provide dental and vision benefits for employees throughout the country. We also work with Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and individuals. Delta Dental is structured as a not-for-profit social welfare organization. I previously served as a COO and CIO in Virginia and Seattle. I earned an MBA and bachelor’s from University of Virginia.

Kristin Merlo

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Kristin Merlo

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Reading and cycling

Binge Watch


Last good read

"The Great Dissenter" by Peter Canellos

Favorite meal in town

Thin fish at Faded Rose

Best recent local discovery

Bennett's restaurant in Sherwood

Latest splurge

Coach backpack

Most-used app


Dream vacation

Cycling through France

Kristin is just one woman to watch in 2022


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