Rhian Merwald is a government relations manager in Williams Mullen’s Government Relations practice. As a registered lobbyist in North Carolina, she provides advocacy, lobbying and government relations services for companies and organizations before the North Carolina General Assembly and executive agencies. Rhian’s strong relationships with legislators, legislative staff and other government relations peers allow her to help clients navigate issues within both the legislative and executive branches of government.

Rhian Merwald is a government relations manager in Williams Mullen’s Government Relations practice. As a registered lobbyist in North Carolina, she provides advocacy, lobbying and government relations services for companies and organizations before the North Carolina General Assembly and executive agencies. Rhian’s strong relationships with legislators, legislative staff and other government relations peers allow her to help clients navigate issues within both the legislative and executive branches of government.

She also assists with legislative and policy research, client communications, legislative staff communications, bill tracking, legislative and regulatory committee monitoring, and lobbyist and principal compliance.

Prior to joining Williams Mullen, Rhian provided support to the North Carolina Secretary of Commerce, serving as an assistant to the chief of staff/general counsel and the chief economic development liaison, where she conducted economic development research and assisted in the reorganization of the department's file system. Her background also includes work on political campaigns and as part of the staff of former House Majority Leader Mike Hager.

Rhian is a graduate of North Carolina State University, where she earned a B.A. in political science.