Cheryl Penava

Cheryl has a unique background of leadership experiences at several Fortune 500 companies. Her areas of expertise include operational best practices, learning & development, leadership development, change management, and the ability to create cultural shifts in the workplace. She is a certified facilitator and coach. Cheryl has managed her own executive coaching and consulting practice and held corporate positions at Bellsouth Publishing, Allstate Financial, and Humana. At Mortenson, she leads the Practice Excellence team, which consists of both Operations and Learning & Development. Her team strives to increase skill proficiency and drive excellence across practices through highly engaged team members. Cheryl is a Kentucky native (Bardstown) and a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she studied Broadcast Journalism. Cheryl received her Executive MBA at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (Chicago, IL). Cheryl is passionate around the development of people and the goal of operational excellence – resulting in outstanding patient care. She wants to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of role or title. Everyone leads from where they are!