Meet the Author

Cheryl Phillips 

Cheryl Phillips has held the positions of Vice President, Masco Corporation Foundation and Director Global Purchasing for Masco Corporation, a Fortune 250 Corporation with annual sales in excess of $8.1 billion. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in business from Madonna University and received her MBA from Eastern Michigan University. Cheryl started her career in operations and has directed global contracts covering various commodities, products, and services with annual purchases exceeding $4 billion.  In addition, she chaired numerous procurement committees and conducted purchasing training seminars.  Cheryl has been a member of the Institute for Supply Management, formerly National Association of Purchasing Management, since 1985 and served on the board of directors for NAPM-Metro Detroit. She has co-authored “Maximizing Purchasing Synergies” published by CAPS (Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies) in Practix, the March 2002 issue of Best Practices in Purchasing, Assessing Supply Chain Management Success Factors; A Case Study published by Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 11, Number 2, 2006, Know the SCORE published by Supply Management, the 8 October 2009 issue of  Processes: Supplier Evaluation, The International Magazine for Supply Chain Professionals; London, England and Supplier Base Management: A New competitive Edge published by Supply Chain Management Review, July/August 2010.   

On a part time basis, Cheryl conducts management seminars and lectures.  She has conducted seminars for Madonna University, The Detroit Legal Association, the NAPM-Metro Detroit and NAPM-Memphis, Tennessee and lectured at Walsh College, Wayne State University, University of Michigan-Dearborn and Michigan State University for Masco’s Leadership Program, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn teaching Supply Chain Logistics Management, Strategic Sourcing and Operations Management.  

Cheryl’s charitable contributions include previous support of the Armenian General Benevolent Union and The City of Hope Cancer Center and Beckman Research Institute located in Los Angeles, California. In 2003 she joined Beaumont Health (Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.) Foundation Board of Trustees and chaired the Stewardship Program and the Beaumont Health (Oakwood Women’s Healthcare Classic) to raise awareness and funds to treat breast cancer, heart disease and assist victims of domestic violence. In 2013 she joined the Beaumont Health (Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.) Board of Trustees. She was a member of the Board of Trustees Quality Committee and Women Supporting Women’s Health Advisory Board. She formerly served on the board of directors for The Michigan Humane Society as Secretary and chaired the Humane Education, and Marketing and Development Programs. In May 2012 she was elected to the board of directors of the Institute for Supply Management Materials Management Group (MMG).  

She was selected as a recipient of the 2014 Twilight Benefit Civic Leadership Award,  in 2008 accepted the R. Gene Richter Global Award for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management in the Technology Category from the Institute for Supply Management, in 2007 received the YWCA Western Wayne County’s Women of Achievement Award  in the category of Dedicated Volunteer and in 2003 was awarded Distinguished Volunteer by the National Society of Fundraising Executives on National Philanthropy Day. Other activities include volunteer work for the Humane Society of Huron Valley and participating in animal rescue, spay/neuter to prevent animal homelessness and over population and protection activities to speak on behalf of our furry friends for humane treatment of animals and Humane Education for people, animals and the planet.