JoAnn Kern, President,

With over 30 years of experience, JoAnn oversees all aspects of strategic vision, innovation, and implementation and is leading TOPPAN Merrill through an exciting transformation in creating compliant communications. JoAnn and team are on a journey to leverage state-of-the-art technology, powered by deep subject matter expertise, to drive simplicity and continued growth as a market leader. JoAnn attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and holds an MBA and a BS in Accounting from St. Cloud State University.

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Reflecting on the past 5 years of joining the TOPPAN NEXT Group, what has been the most significant impact on TOPPAN Merrill?

We’ve had incredible support from TOPPAN NEXT allowing us to continue building on our 55+ year heritage of being an industry leader. The world of compliant communications is rapidly changing and we greatly value the support shown for many of our recent innovative investments.

What excites you about TOPPAN Merrill's growth in the next 5 years?

The world of regulation and compliance continues to become more complex, which is where we bring value to the market. We are committed to constant iteration to create new solutions and solve problems for our clients. Our mission is to build consultative technology with expert power, our people, to guide clients through the most complex processes making it easier to navigate the ever-changing landscape in a digital world. If there is a better way to do it, we will find it!