Karen S. Cherry – Maryland Daily Record
Karen Cherry LLC
Early in Karen S. Cherry’s career, she realized the effect of a positive attitude not only on herself, but also on the people around her.
“I made it a point to try to be as positive as possible in every situation,” she said. “As my leadership roles have expanded throughout my career, influence has taken on a whole new meaning. I realized that I could make an impact on the entire community through my mentorship, public speaking, and work on nonprofit and industry boards. I am proud to mentor young professionals to help them become the leaders of tomorrow.
In March, she opened her own business, Karen Cherry LLC, after serving as vice president of The Howard Hughes Corporation for five years.
Previously, she worked as Director at Lee & Associates Chesapeake Region, Director of Brokerage Services at Cushman & Wakefield and Commercial Real Estate Advisor for SVN International Corp.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Cherry was passionate about helping those in need. Individually, she has supported local restaurants through donations and takeout orders, as well as hosting regular virtual social gatherings to keep friends and family connected.
“I have worked very hard with the nonprofits that I support to find creative ways to achieve their goals despite the challenges that COVID has presented for each of them,” she said. “At the office, I created an interdisciplinary team of employees interested in walking / running. We met virtually to share photos and stories.