Merrill Shepherd King

Merrill Shepherd King is the Finance Director and Treasurer of the City of Minnetonka, Minnesota, which is a suburb of 50,000 just west of Minneapolis. A graduate of Princeton University with a master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs - University of Texas at Austin, Merrill has 22 years of experience in government finance at the municipal, county and state levels. In the past, she’s worked for the City of Dallas, Texas; in the Budget & Planning Office of Travis County, Texas; under two Texas and two Minnesota governors in their budget and finance departments; and as the Budget Director for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. She has been a speaker at numerous national conference sessions of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the U.S. and Canada, and she also currently serves as the chair of its Governmental Budgeting & Fiscal Policy Standing Committee.