Cheryl Sudduth, President
Board Member Since 2018 – Term Expires December 2026
Director Sudduth is a Senior Negotiator and Government Compliance Officer, currently working in the technology industry. She brings more than 25 years of business and legal experience, serving in a broad array of senior management roles in intellectual property, contracting, legal, compliance, technology, domestic/international trademark and patent registrations and enforcement, government, international contracting, corporate and non-profit governance, personnel management, mergers and acquisitions, business development and strategic management in the commercial, private and public sectors. She regularly designs and presents training and legal updates to senior managers and Human Resources executives and has participated in government consultations and advises multi-national organizations on regulatory compliance. She is a frequent speaker on corporate compliance, intellectual property and diversity matters.
Director Sudduth volunteers with many community organizations, serving on several boards and steering committees, including the Racial Justice Coalition, Immigration Rights Alliance, ACLU, NAACP, Budget Justice Coalition, CAIR, BWOPA, the Sierra Club, Wounded Warriors, AUSD / WCCUSD Policy and Bond Oversight Committees, Girl Scouts, InterFaith Alliance, and several others. She is also very committed to environmental justice and empowering our young people. Director Sudduth regularly mentors youth and young adults and is a frequent speaker on racial and environmental justice, community development, and women and youth empowerment.
Director Sudduth holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.