Cheryl Hilvert serves as the Director for the Center for Management Strategies.
Cheryl is a retired local government manager, with over 31 years of service in the State of Ohio. She most recently worked as City Manager for the City of Montgomery, where she served for over 14 years. Prior municipal experience included work as City Manager and Assistant City Manager for the City of Fairfield, Ohio; Economic Development Director for the City of Forest Park, Ohio; and Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Wyoming, Ohio.
Cheryl has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Eastern Kentucky University. She is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia and the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.
Cheryl is the Chair of the Senior Executive Institute Advisory Board and serves as a board member for the Alliance for Innovation. She also served as a Midwest Regional Vice President on the Executive Board for the International City/County Management Association and has been designated as a Credentialed Manager by ICMA. She also served as President of the Ohio City/County Management Association and the Greater Cincinnati Area Local Government Management Association.
Cheryl has been inducted into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni for Eastern Kentucky University and was named as a Woman of Achievement by the YWCA. She was named as the 2010 Public Administrator of the Year by the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of ASPA and, along with her colleagues at the City of Montgomery, was the recipient of the 2011 ICMA Program Excellence Award for Strategic Leadership and Governance.
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