Cheryl McCants Bio
Cheryl McCants, bilingual (fluent in Spanish) and the holder of four college degrees, has been on an upward trajectory all of her life. This voracious learner also holds executive education certificates in digital excellence, business development and public policy from Google, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and the University of Kansas respectively, an MA in project management from George Washington University, an MS in Journalism from The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and two BAs from Brown University in Business Economics and Organizational Behavior & Management.
Just when you think she cannot rise any higher, she finds a new level of excellence and way to succeed. Over the past 30+ years, with unyielding integrity and tremendous passion for her work and the people she serves, Cheryl has built Impact Consulting Enterprises into a top-tier full-service strategic communication, marketing, media buying and public relations firm.
As a digital communication strategist, diversity expert and project manager, Cheryl imparts her unique combination of straight, no-chaser insight, and ability to produce innovative programs into everything she does, while maintaining an exceptional customer experience of on-time, on-budget and high-quality service.
Cheryl is an award-winning professional communicator and business strategist who delights in telling fresh and compelling stories that enhance her clients’ reputations and increase their bottom lines. Or, as Cheryl likes to say, “We tell award-winning stories that inspire smiles, trust and confidence.”
Cheryl has been named to the National Small Business Association Leadership Council where she works to promote the interests of small businesses to policymakers in Washington, D.C. She is a board member for the Newark Regional Business Partnership and the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, as well as chairperson for the NY & NJ Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee. A member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Women in Public Policy, Cheryl was recently inducted into the Marquis Who’s Who, named by the global Stevie Awards as Woman of the Year – Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations, by PR News as a Top Woman in Public Relations, by The Positive Community as a Public Relations “Hidden Figures” Guru, by the National Urban Fellows Institute as a Leader of Change for America, and by Leading Women Entrepreneurs as a Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneur in New Jersey.
Cheryl’s expertise spans both the private and public sectors while crossing multiple industries and countries.