Today's SPIRE Working Board steers all our initiatives.
Selected from a pool of extremely well-qualified candidates, they enrich our offerings and community with their individual successes, diverse perspectives + exemplary skills. Combined, they epitomize the whole is greater than the sum of its parts as they navigate the opportunities and challenges in our industry today and set us up to be the innovators of tomorrow.
All hail from Stanford, and all bring an eagerness to contribute. We are grateful to have these leaders at the helm charting our course.
Name: Meris Ota
Bio: Meris is a versatile and effective entitlement and development manager who excels in navigating complex projects by listening, strategizing, motivating, and executing. With over 15 years of experience, she leads project teams through the entire development process, from initial analysis, entitlements, consultant selection, design, and permitting, through construction and occupancy. Meris is motivated by identifying and implementing synergistic opportunities to optimize project outcomes. In 2018, Meris was honored as a '40 Under 40' recipient by the San Francisco Business Journal.