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Cheryl Mayberry McKissack

Cheryl Mayberry McKissack is the founder, President and CEO of Nia Enterprises, LLC-a Chicago-based research and marketing services firm founded in 2000. Nia Enterprises, LLC, provides opt-in; permission based on-line research and marketing solutions for the growing and specialized areas of the multi-cultural consumer markets. Ms. McKissack is well recognized as an entrepreneur, co-author of the Nia Guide series of books, Corporate and Civic Board Director and Associate Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University. In addition to her civic activities, Ms. McKissack has received several acknowledgements for her leadership endeavors and was recently recognized with the 2007 Kellogg Alumni Rising Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the 2006 Leader Entrepreneurship award from the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. She received her BS from Seattle University and her MBA from Northwestern.