Financial Tip:

Get out of debt with the Debt Snowball Method.

Fun Facts:

  • I grew up in a small town of 800 people in Northwest Iowa and lived in York, Maine, for 15 years.
  • I love Iowa State Basketball even though I studied at the University of Iowa.
  • We have two geckos as family pets, plus a Golden Doodle.
  • I enjoy baking, golfing, watching movies, walking our dog, and spending time with family and friends.
  • I love roller coasters and driving fast.
  • My comfort food is peanut butter and chocolate chips.
  • My favorite holiday is Christmas.
  • I have been an employee at Syverson Strege since 2012.

Favorite Organizations:

  • Military Tribute Concert
  • The Andrew Giving Fund
  • Junior Achievement of Central Iowa
  • Central Iowa Shelter and Services - Homeless Veterans Floor
  • Clive Community Services
  • The Puppy Jake Foundation
  • Leukemia Lymphoma Foundation

Meri Grogan

Director of Finance & Administration

(515) 225-6000

Meri's Role:

Director of Finance & Administration

Professional Background:

Meri Grogan is Syverson Strege’s Director of Finance and Administration. Meri has been with the firm since 2012. As her title indicates, she wears many different hats here. Meri holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine. She has more than 20 years of broad-based business experience in finance and human resources. She draws upon this and her years of accounting experience to help monitor, evaluate, and reinforce Syverson Strege’s financial foundation.


I am constantly encouraged by our firm’s commitment to a values based life, whether it is for our clients or our team members. This manifests itself not only financially, but also influences how we all live our lives.

When not working for the Syverson Strege, I am busy with my family, which includes my husband, Tim, and two boys, Noah and Wyatt. I enjoy riding bikes with the boys, reading, family vacations to Maine, and spending time with friends.

I also have a passion for serving. I am on the Board of Directors for the Military Tribute Concert and The Andrew Giving Fund. As Winston Churchill states, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”