Danielle McShane, Trustee

Chief Administrative Officer, Merrill Farms LLC

Danielle McShane serves as Chief Administrative Officer for Salinas Valley-based Merrill Farms LLC, a grower of fresh produce, including lettuce, romaine, broccoli, cauliflower and strawberries. She joined Merrill in 2001 and manages its office activities, including financial reporting, federal and state reporting, payroll and accounts payable, health insurance, plan documents, workers’ compensation and employee manuals.

Previously an actuarial consultant, Danielle is experienced in the areas of discounting future liabilities, and in compliance and law. She is actively involved in developing tools to streamline mandatory compliance reporting, allowing farmers more time in the field.

Danielle holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from the University of California, San Diego, and a certificate in advanced project management from the Stanford Center for Professional Development. She also is a graduate of the California Agriculture Leadership Program, Class 43.

Danielle joined the UnitedAg Board of Trustees in 2017.