Jeffery Cherry, founder, CEO and managing partner of The Porter Group, has joined the board of directors at McKean Defense Group.
Cherry, who is also the founder and director of Conscious Venture Lab and managing partner of Conscious Venture Partners, brings more than 34 years of experience in the federal market and at startup and mid-size companies, McKean said Monday.
"As an employee-owned company, McKean is always seeking to expand our Board membership with candidates who deeply understand McKean's business and have mastered the unique stakeholder engagement required in this business model. Jeff clearly has both," said Joseph Carlini, board chairman and CEO of McKean Defense.
Throughout his career, Cherry has created a 8a business that delivered engineering and information technology (IT) services to defense and civilian government clients. Most recently, he conducted an analysis of how companies can achieve competitive advantage and impact society by solving the stakeholders challenges.
Cherry is a member of the Cornerstone Capital Global Advisory Council and is the founding partner and member of the board of directors of the Laudato Si Challenge, where he has worked to create profitable, sustainable and innovative services for climate change and migration.
He currently serves on the board of sponsors of the Loyola University Baltimore Sellinger School of Business and is a member of the board of advisers for the Maryland Momentum Fund, the venture capital fund for the University System of Maryland.
"His recent work on economic diversity is also attractive to us as we continue to work toward a more inclusive environment, both inside and external to McKean," added Carlini.