Cheryl L. Thomas

Managing Director, Impacting People LLC, Former SVP HR Blue Cross/Blue Shield

SVP Human Resources, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
EVP, Human Resources and Administration, Johnson Financial Group

Human Resources leader with 35+ years of experience in diverse organizations including corporate, educational and consulting environments.   Experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, and non-profits.   Hands-on Human Resources leader known for developing people, teams and organizations.

Cheryl’s work includes small and large companies that are locally, nationally, and internationally focused.  She has worked with boards of directors and executive management of family-owned, nonprofit, and publicly traded companies.

Her unique skill set that enables her to understand her clients’ needs and provide services and solutions that exceed their expectations.  She specializes in: Leadership and Talent Development, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement, Total Rewards, and Human Resources Strategy.

Cheryl has completed PhD Coursework in Human and Organizational Development, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA; MBA, Human Resources and Finance, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri; Bachelors, Psychology and Human Services, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.  She is certified in MBTI, OCI/LSI (Human Synergistics), Predictive Index, Profilor, Quantum Workplace surveys, and has experience with a variety of HRIS including  Lawson, Ultipro, Kronos, iCIMS, Cornerstone, SuccessFactors. She has worked with HBDI, AVA, Strength Finder, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Hogan, Watson Glaser, Barrett-Cultural Values Assessment (CVA).

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