Brian Merrill

President & CEO, Western River Expeditions

Brian Merrill is the President and CEO of Western River Expeditions and its subsidiaries, Canyon Country River Adventures, Inc., Resmark Systems, Inc., Fidelity Leasing, LLC, and Twin Peaks Properties, LLC in Moab. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Utah Office of Tourism, the Utah Tourism Industry Association (UTIA), and the America Outdoors Association. Brian has been a member of the Advisory Committee to the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation, Utah BLM Recreation Resource Advisory Council, Grand Canyon River Outfitters Association, and the Utah State Parks & Recreation Boating Advisory Council, and he is currently the President of the Grand Canyon River Outfitters Association and the America Outdoors Association and Vice President of UTIA. Brian has a B.A. in International Relations from BYU, a J.D. from University of Maryland School of Law, and is currently a member of the Utah State Bar Association.


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