Charlotte Bewersdorff

Merit Network: Vice President for Community Engagement

Charlotte Bewersdorff serves as Merit’s Vice President for Community Engagement. She has been a part of Merit’s leadership team since joining the organization in 2013.

Charlotte spearheads the Michigan Moonshot initiative for Merit, working tirelessly to solve our state’s broadband access challenges through data and research efforts, community education initiatives and the development of public/private partnerships. In partnership with MSU Quello Center, Charlotte led the effort to pioneer Merit’s approach to crowdsourced citizen science broadband access and adoption data collection & mapping techniques.

She is a current Board Member of Michigan Broadband Alliance, a member of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation, a Board Member for Schools Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition, and runs the Digital Equity and Inclusion Community of Practice for The Quilt. Charlotte was honored with the 2021 Rose-Werle Award for her contributions to the education community by extending advanced networking, content, and
services to community anchors nationwide through her work with the Michigan Moonshot.

Charlotte’s passion for solving long-term challenges in Michigan’s research and education community through organizing around action, assimilating team components and managing with a strong sense of urgency has aligned perfectly with Merit’s mission of “Connecting Organizations and Building Community.”

Prior to joining Merit, Charlotte served in various leadership roles at M&O Marketing where she focused on identifying opportunities to enhance systems and provide continuous improvement platforms.
Charlotte graduated from Detroit Mercy with her BA in Business Management and Finance.

In her down time, Charlotte can be found on the golf course, enjoying cooking or spending time with her family.