Cherryl T. Thomas

Chief Strategy Officer at After School Matters, Inc.

Cherryl T. Thomas

Cherryl T. Thomas

Chief Strategy Officer at After School Matters, Inc.

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Career Highlights

Ardmore Associates LLC

RelSci Relationships

1633

Number of Boards

15

Birthday

1947

Age

73

Number of Awards

2

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Former Vice President at The Peoples Gas Light & Coke Co.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Johnson Publishing Co. Llc

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Co-Chief Executive Officer & President at Ariel Investments LLC

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Co-Founder at US Equities Realty LLC

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Director at After School Matters, Inc.

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Co-Founder at higi SH LLC

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Vice Chair at Erikson Institute

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Chief Executive Officer at Motorola Solutions, Inc.

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Founder at United Scrap Metal, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The PrivateBank

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Cherryl T. Thomas
Chief Strategy Officer at After School Matters, Inc.
Education
Masters in Physiology

Recognized as one of the country’s best medical schools, the College of Medicine is also its largest. Our diverse student body of 1,351 students hails from a wide variety of cultural and economic backgrounds. This diversity adds to the rich educational experience that is the College of Medicine. The College’s four campuses—located in Chicago, Peoria, Rockford, and Urbana — take advantage of the state’s urban and rural environments and offer numerous opportunities for clinical training and research. Our distinguished faculty contributes to the college’s reputation as one of the best schools for both undergraduate and graduate medical education. The College’s 75 residency programs are highly sought after.

Memberships
Member
Current

Inspired by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, Big Shoulders Fund was founded by a group of business and civic leaders in 1986 to provide support to Catholic schools in the neediest areas of inner-city Chicago. For more than twenty-eight years, Big Shoulders Fund has helped Chicago’s children in need achieve their dreams through access to a quality, values-based education. They accomplish this by investing more than $20 million annually in scholarship support and academic enrichment for students, operational improvements for schools, leadership development programs for the next generation of school leaders, and academic programs and professional development for teachers. Big Shoulders is unique in that administrative expenses are supported by an endowment and other income, which ensures 100 percent of funds currently raised go toward programs that benefit Big Shoulders Fund schools and the students they serve. For eleven years in a row, they have earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator for operating efficiently and transparently, a status held by just one percent of charities. It is important to Big Shoulders Fund that all donors are informed and educated on the organization’s health and success.

Member
Current

The Chicago Network provides a forum to support and counsel for member careers and to raise awareness of professional, political and social issues faced by women. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
Deputy Chief of Staff
1992 - 1994

Daley presided over the most docile City Council since his father. One of the new mayor's first acts was to arrogate the City Council's power to approve city contracts, a right aldermen exercised under former Mayors Washington and Sawyer. Daley's first budget proposal, the 1990 budget, included $3 billion in spending, $50 million more than 1989, featured a $25 million reduction in the property tax levy, extended Mayor Sawyer's hiring freeze, piloted recycling, and privatized the City's tow truck fleet. Daley became the first Chicago Mayor to lead Chicago's Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade, at the 20th annual parade on Sunday, June 26, 1989.On August 22, 1990, Daley told reporters that "people are getting hurt in drive-by shoot-a-longs." In December 1990 Amnesty International issued a report "Allegations of Police Torture in Chicago, Illinois" calling for a full inquiry into allegations that some Chicago police officers tortured criminal suspects between 1972 and 1984

Managing Director
1983 - 1989
Director, Personnel Policy & Utilization
Prior
Boards & Committees
Director
2019 - Current

Wintrust Bank, NA, a subsidiary of Wintrust Financial Corp., is a company headquartered in Chicago, IL, that operates as a nationally chartered commercial bank.

Member, Board of Directors
2016 - Current

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and trade of commercial and residential ceiling, wall, and suspension system solutions. It operates through the following segments: Mineral Fiber, Architectural Specialties and Unallocated Corporate. Mineral Fiber segment produces suspended mineral fiber and soft fiber ceiling systems for use in commercial and residential settings. Architectural Specialties segment roduces and sources ceilings and walls for use in commercial settings. Unallocated Corporate segment includes assets, liabilities, income and expenses that have not been allocated to other business segments. The company was founded by Thomas M. Armstrong in 1860 and is headquartered in Lancaster, PA.

Secretary, Board of Directors
2009 - Current

The Polk Bros. Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for the people of Chicago. We partner with local nonprofit organizations that work to reduce the impact of poverty and provide area residents with better access to quality education, preventive health care and basic human services. Through our grantmaking, we strive to make Chicago a place where all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Member, Board of Directors
2007 - Current

Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the world’s great opera companies. It is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence and financial strength. Founded in 1954, Lyric has always distinguished itself by presenting the finest international singers, conductors, directors, and designers in classic and less-familiar operatic repertoire and in world-premiere productions.

Member Emeritus, Board of Trustees
2003 - Current

Marquette is a Catholic and Jesuit university in Milwaukee, Wis., dedicated to serving God by serving our students and contributing to the advancement of knowledge. Enrollment: Almost 8,300 undergraduate and 3,500 graduate and professional students; all states and 69 countries represented Undergraduate programs: 77 majors and 65 minors and pre-professional programs in dentistry, law and medicine

Chairman
1998 - 2003
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $2,499
2019

Greater Chicago Food Depository is a nonprofit food distribution and food center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to adults and children in Cook County every year. The Food Depository's programs and services for children, older adults and the unemployed and underemployed address the root causes of hunger. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

$25K - $50K
2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the world’s great opera companies. It is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence and financial strength. Founded in 1954, Lyric has always distinguished itself by presenting the finest international singers, conductors, directors, and designers in classic and less-familiar operatic repertoire and in world-premiere productions.

$10K - $25K
2017

After School Matters is a non-profit organization that offers Chicago teens innovative out-of-school activities through science, sports, tech, words, and the nationally recognized gallery programs. It provides these programs through a network of public and private partnerships that include the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library, and community organizations throughout the city. It has been recognized nationally for its innovative approach to coordinating city resources and delivering unique and diverse programs. Its hands-on, project-based programs expose teens to rewarding careers and help them develop marketable job skills.

Political Donations
$250
2013

Former Senator from Colorado

$250
2013

Representative from Illinois's 2nd Congressional District

$2,500
2012

Former President of United States

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Awards & Honors
2002
University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Distinguished Alumna Award
Boston College
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