Our Leadership

Executive Director

Cheryl Liggins

Cheryl Liggins is a successful professional with extensive experience in the banking, insurance, economic development and nonprofit industries.

She most recently served as the state Director of Member Services for Ohio United Way, providing training and education for United Way staff across Ohio. She led leadership engagement for Voices & Choices, an initiative funded by a consortium of Northeast Ohio foundations working to promote regional economic development for 16 counties in Northeast Ohio.

She was Executive Director of the President’s Council, a Cleveland-based membership organization comprised of CEOs of some of the largest African American owned businesses in Northeast Ohio that focused on economic development. She also served as Vice President & Senior Marketing Manager for KeyBank, supporting four of the bank’s fastest growing and most profitable corporate business units.

Liggins earned both a Bachelor Degree and a MBA in marketing from the University of Toledo, and she is a member of the 2004 Class of Leadership Cleveland.

Liggins works directly with the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Foundation board comprised of former members of the Ohio General Assembly and community leaders from the legal, education, business and labor communities across Ohio.

She is the proud mother of one son, Eric Liggins, his wife, Pamela and three grandchildren from Charlotte, North Carolina.