Trustee Leaders

Zac Merriman, Chair, The Langley School Board of Trustees 

Zac is a partner at ODC Construction, a residential construction services company based in Orlando, FL, that he has co-owned since 2011. ODC Construction helps build and manage the construction of more than 5,000 homes per year across the state of Florida. Zac served as chief financial officer of ODC from 2016-2019. Before joining ODC, he worked for nine years as an investment analyst at Capital Research Global Investors, which is part of the Capital Group Companies. Capital Group manages almost $2 trillion in equity and fixed income assets in the American Funds series of mutual funds. Zac has also served as a partner at Integral Capital Partners where he invested in public and private technology companies and as an analyst at Silver Lake Partners, a technology-focused private equity firm. He has an A.B. in government cum laude from Harvard College. 

Denise Haselhorst, Chair, Search Committee & Governance Committee

Denise is the chief people officer at Blackboard, an education technology company based in Washington, DC, where she is responsible for all aspects of global human capital. Denise drives the design and implementation of human capital solutions to positively impact levels of leadership effectiveness, organizational performance, and employee engagement, all aimed at delivering business and financial results. In this role, she has been responsible for managing all executive transitions and has worked closely with Blackboard’s CEO and Board of Directors on executive search and onboarding activities. Prior to joining Blackboard in 2004, Denise worked for American Management Systems and CGI, both global information technology professional services firms. Earlier in her career, she worked in both student affairs and residential life at the University of Michigan. Denise holds an M.A. in human resource management from the Kogod School of Business at American University and a B.A in psychology from the University of Michigan.