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Mike Gerrish is a graduate of Western Illinois University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in communications and human relations and his master's degree in organizational communication.


Gerrish joined Wellmark in 2009. As vice president of Marketing, Gerrish is responsible for strategic direction and leadership of marketing and communications, including: brand promotion and protection, business-to-consumer and business-to-business marketing, internal communications, advertising, public relations, sponsorships, social media and creative services. Gerrish also served as the executive director of The Wellmark Foundation from 2013–2015.

Prior to joining Wellmark, Gerrish led global retail communications at Payless ShoeSource and several marketing and communication roles at Discover Financial Services and Discover Network.