Cheryl Kiser

Managing Director, The Lewis Initiative at Babson College

cheryl_kiserCheryl Kiser is the Managing Director, The Lewis Initiative at Babson College. Prior to Babson, she served as Managing Director of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship - a leading voice in the U.S. on the role of business in society. For more than 12 years she played a central role in creating the largest research center of its kind in the U.S. and oversaw all strategy, positioning, marketing, media, member relations and communications and fundraising.  For over a decade she managed the content and delivery of the largest annual conference in the world on corporate citizenship, the International Corporate Citizenship Conference which draws representatives from over one third of the Fortune 500 every year. 

Prior to Boston College, Cheryl was the Director of Marketing for WFD, Inc. (formerly Work Family Directions) where she was on the cutting-edge of developing policies and practices that companies adopted to create a work environment that allowed employees to balance their professional obligations with their changing family dynamics. Before WFD she headed up the communications and community relations for the Metropolitan District Commission, which was the largest state agency in Massachusetts.  

Cheryl, who earned a graduate degree in community organization and social policy and planning from Boston College, has always been at the intersection of public policy, private enterprise and community. She is skilled at building new markets for social change organizations and developing communications and positioning strategies. She has won awards for her public affairs campaigns.