Chery Anderson, DM, PMP - The last 14 years of my professional career were spent as a Lockheed Martin senior manager, directly supervising 5 leads and overseeing 25-30 employees. As Lockheed’s Configuration and Change Manager for a multi-billion dollar Missile Defense Agency contract, I planned and managed multiple projects for facility and communication systems changes within America’s only national missile defense testing and development facility. These included software development projects, IT systems reconfiguration and testing, and recurring training for a pool of 15-25 engineers. My doctoral degree in Organization Development and Change enabled me to participate in and mediate stakeholder involvement, preliminary planning, and schedule development of a major software development project for an integrated asset and change management tool.
I retired from government contracting when my husband and I relocated to Las Vegas in 2013. Since that time, I have managed a large project for my community that brought together a team of eight diverse volunteers to plan and execute a successful community gathering of over 250 people. Additionally, I am teamed with my husband and our pastor on a project to develop and deliver training to a church leadership group of approximately 30 people.
I have held adjunct professor positions at Colorado Technical University and University of Phoenix prior to moving to Las Vegas in 2013. For seven years I taught graduate and undergraduate courses in project management, organization development, supply chain management, quality assurance, critical thinking, and contracting/procurement. I also served as a volunteer trainer for Boy Scouts of America in the Pikes Peak District, providing guidance and coaching for adult staff and volunteer leaders.