Sherry Ratcliffe Taylor is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mason Deerfield Chamber or "MADE Chamber" as we like to refer to it. Sherry is a humble servant dedicated to amplifying communities and helping businesses and professionals grow.
Sherry’s organizational accomplishments while serving the MADE Chamber include rebranding and redefining the organization’s mission, vision, values, priority outcomes, and strategic initiatives to better serve its members. This includes leading the way in 2018 to form a new non-profit connected to the existing MADE Chamber with the purpose of advancing strategic community development initiatives while serving as a catalyst to preserve the region’s prosperous future through a shared vision and strong Chamber of the Community.
Sherry’s personal accomplishments during her tenure at the Mason Deerfield Chamber include being one of six executives featured in Chamber Executive magazine’s cover story on effective leadership in 2016. Sherry was also a recipient of Lead Magazine’s Women of Influence awards for the greater Cincinnati region in 2016. She was one of twenty-one nationwide chamber executives accepted in to the ACCE Fellowship for Education Attainment in 2017.
In addition to representing MADE and speaking nationally for several venues, Sherry also serves on the national Hometown Cities Council where she as a guest speaker she has aided smaller communities set up government affairs platforms for their communities.
Prior to joining the Mason Deerfield Chamber, Sherry was the Executive Director for the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce in Illinois and resigned in 2012 to move to the Cincinnati, Ohio area for family relocation reasons. While filling the role as the Executive Director for the Carbondale Chamber, Sherry was the recipient of the Community Champion Award by the Illinois Small Business Development Center in 2011.
Sherry holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She resides in Mason, Ohio with her husband, daughter and cat.
Sherry lives by the Elizabeth Chambers quote, "If you have an opportunity to help others or incite change, it feels like a moral obligation to do so.”
We can't wait to share more about Sherry with you this month! Don't miss her letter to her younger self next week, her feature on the podcast on April 17, and a message from a friend on April 24!
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