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Cheryl McKissack DanielPresident, McKissack & McKissack

Cheryl McKissack Daniel is President and CEO of The McKissack Group, Inc., and has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry. Born in Nashville to architect William D. Berry and teacher, Leatrice McKissack, she represents the fifth generation of the McKissack family’s century-old business, McKissack & McKissack, the oldest minority-owned design and construction firm in the nation. As President and CEO of The McKissack Group, McKissack Daniel provides executive leadership on numerous high profile projects and ensures that diversity is implemented throughout each phase of a project or program.

McKissack Daniel serves on various boards, including the Philadelphia Authority of Industrial Development and the National Liberty Museum Board, where she was honored as a ‘Hero of Liberty’ for her support of humanitarian initiatives and for promoting the responsibilities of a free and diverse America. McKissack Daniel also served as co-chair on Philadelphia Mayor John Street’s Transition Committee for Small Business, and is an active member in both the New York Building Congress and Women in Transportation (WTS). She earned both a bachelor and master’s degree in civil engineering from Howard University.