Sherry serves as Gagen MacDonald’s chief operating officer and oversees the firm’s communication practice.
She was part of the team that founded Gagen MacDonald in 1998 to pioneer culture change and employee engagement to increase business performance. During that time, she’s brought deep experience in change management, internal communication and executive/leadership communication to Gagen MacDonald’s Fortune 500 clients, their leadership teams and global employees.
She has led award-winning client teams to shift culture, enact leadership transitions, successfully merge companies, implement business strategy shifts, support favorable contract negotiations, implement new technologies, transform HR and IT functions and drive internal brand strategy.
Over her 20-year career she has gained significant corporate communication experience in both corporate and consulting settings across a variety of industries. Prior to joining Gagen MacDonald, Sherry ran internal communications for Navistar International, where she was one of 25 employees selected by the CEO to serve as a member of the company’s culture change advisory team. She also worked for a major global public relations firm in its Corporate and Investor Communications practice.
Sherry is a recognized industry leader and strong believer in giving back to the communications community. She was recently named the founding chair of Page Up, the Arthur W. Page Society’s new membership organization for the most senior staff leaders in Page member companies and agencies, through 2014. She also was part of the first class to complete the two-year Page Future Leaders program for executive development. She is past president of The Communication Leadership Exchange, an organization of senior communication leaders from the Fortune 500, consultancies and government.
Sherry holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Kansas.