Merrill Eisenhower Atwater, the great-grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, took over as Chief Executive Officer of People to People International in early 2018. Since then, he has conducted a campaign of global partnership and understanding. The growing positive relationships between cultures and nations around the world are in no small part due to his aggressive global peace and cultural understanding initiatives.
As both a globally and locally recognized influential leader, Merrill has been recognized with numerous honors and awards. He was recently chosen as the Honorary Ambassador to Chuncheon City in South Korea, was recognized nationally by the Federal Aviation Administration for his work in Kansas Aviation with the Impact Award, and was also included in Business Magazine, Ingram’s 40 Under 40.
Before joining People to People International, he served as the Director of Aviation for the state of Kansas and held numerous successful positions conducting international business and relations for global companies.
Merrill holds a Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in international business from Baker University and a Bachelor of Science in History and Interpersonal Communications from Missouri Western State University.