Sharissa Ulrey is First Vice President, Director of Talent Development at First Merchants Bank. Sharissa is a tenured Senior Manager who has led and developed teams for more than 25 years in both the Banking and Retail Industries. She currently directs all training and development efforts across the company at First Merchants. She has been with First Merchants Bank since July 2017, following a 22 year career with PNC Bank. Sharissa has also worked in a variety of positions in the banking industry including Branch Manager, Retail Branch Regional Manager, and Business Banking Sales Manager
Sharissa holds her BS in Sociology from Indiana State University, and her Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. She received the Gallup Great Workplace Award in May 2015 and has a proven record for building and leading highly engaged and productive teams. Sharissa also holds an Advisory Board position with the Indiana Small Business Development Corporation in Indianapolis. She has been married to her High School sweet heart, Mike, for 25 years; and they live in Cloverdale Indiana along with their three children, ages 12, 19, and 23.