Dallas Baptist University
BA- Business Administration-
Human Resources; Employee Relations; Talent Management; Performance Management; Team Building; Employee Engagement; Organizational Development; Organizational Effectiveness; Succession Planning; Recruiting; Onboarding; Workforce Planning; Personnel Management
Sherry began her career in Human Resources nearly thirty years ago after working in various customer facing roles within the insurance industry. A valued colleague and mentor suggested that she round out her skill set and focus on employee relations. Sherry accepted a role as an HR Manager in the oil and gas industry and went back to school to obtain her masters degree in organizational management with a focus on organizational strategy. From oil and gas to software to high tech - Sherry found her passion was in organizations where she could make a difference and move the needle. She was offered a position as Vice President of Human Resources with Park Place Dealerships in 2003 which she readily accepted as she felt her experience and skills would be best served in transforming a dealership group to be extraordinary in their space. The dealership group currently has 18 different franchises with over 1900 employees offering several high end brands: such as Bentley, Jaguar, Lexus, Lotus, Maserati, Mclaren, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Bugatti, Infiniti, and Volvo. Sherry manages a team of 25, and is the head of HR strategies, onboarding processes, organizational development, training, performance management and general HR laws and regulations. She reports directly to the Chairman/CEO. Sherry attributes her success to her ability to hire the right people, in the right seats, providing them with the tools and resources to be successful and an environment where they can learn and grow. She believes that investing in people will ultimately make the most difference in the company's success. Park Place Dealerships has been in the Dallas Morning News Top 100 Best Companies to Work For the past six years in a row. In her free time Sherry is active in volunteer opportunities through her company, as well as a passion for Caribbean travel, diving, water skiing, and stand-up paddle boarding. Sherry is excited to network with other individuals who are also interested in human relations and looks forward to sharing her expertise.