Meryl B. Witmer was born in 1961 and currently resides in New York, New York with her husband Chuck Witmer.
She graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, in 1983, with a degree in finance. The same year she became a financial analyst at Dean Witter Realty.
She started her career with investing shortly after— in 1985 she was working with value investors Michael Price and Max Heine at the Mutual Series Funds. In 1989, Witmer co-founded Emerald Partners LP, a value investing partnership, and stayed with the company until her retirement in 2001. In 2001, she became a general partner at Witmer Asset Management and Eagle Capital Partners, LP. Both positions she still owns today.
Witmer has been an independent director for Berkshire Hathaway since 2013. She was added to the board following 4 years of no additions, and is the 3rd woman to be added to Berkshire’s board.
Other positions that Witmer hold include being a director at the University of Virginia’s Investment Management Company since 1999 and a member of Barron’s Roundtable since 1999.
While Meryl Witmer may not have much public involvement with philanthropy, she offers up a couple things she has learned while being on Berkshire’s board: 1) Keep working, it will make you live longer, and 2) However smart you think Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger are, they’re much smarter.