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Cheryl Neas

Sr. Mgr, Stakeholder Relations

Connecting volunteers to the right opportunities in ASME's Programs & Philanthropy group and facilitating their support and engagement


Senior Manager, Governance and Stakeholder Relations  
ASME, January 2018 to Present, New York United States

Program Facilitator  
Museum of the American Revolution, March 2017 to December 2017
(Non-profit / NGO)
A fantastic opportunity to have been part of the opening-day staff of a brand-new museum telling less-known stories about famous and non-famous people who participated in the American Revolution.

Independent Consultant  
Self-Employed, October 2015 to January 2018

Consulting on a range of projects including: --general nonprofit management, operations, planning, and marketing --facilitating peer knowledge networks and sharing learnings and lessons from those networks --fundraising and sponsor relations, with an emphasis on public-sector sources (including federal grant review for programs in the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of State) --identifying the market and regulatory challenges in channeling capital to small businesses owned by women and people of color --advocacy and lobbying strategy

Senior Vice President, Public Policy  
Opportunity Finance Network, January 2008 to October 2015, Philadelphia United States
(Non-profit / NGO)
Oversee policy development, research, and network Member engagement in public policy. Conduct analysis on existing and emerging issues and develop policy positions that advance priorities important to CDFIs and their partners. Represent OFN at meetings, coalitions, and conferences and serve on national CDFI Coalition Board of Directors. Convene, in-person and virtually, groups and networks of organizations to identify key issues and share best practices. Guide network Members and staff through regulatory and legislative processes to effect public policy change.

Executive Director  
PPANJ, September 2006 to December 2007

Vice President, Policy  
National Community Capital Association, June 2001 to September 2006

Associate/Senior Associate  
CDFI Coalition, May 1998 to June 2001


Georgetown University  
History and Diplomacy, Sep, 1988 to May, 1992