"On behalf of the Automotive Aftermarket Association of the Carolinas & Tennessee Conference attendees, I am writing you to thank you for your presentation at our annual meeting. All the comments I heard were extremely positive. This was one of our best meetings ever. Your participation helped assure us of a successful Conference." —Randy Lisk, AAACT Executive Vice President, Raleigh
"Sherry helped me develop our first employee handbook in 2010. The employee handbook provides our team the information they need covering expectations of employment and all company policies. Our policies are now in writing rather than word-of-mouth and this has been an essential tool for managing employees. It has been especially valuable in dealing with unemployment claims because the first thing asked in a hearing is, 'Was the employee aware of the policy?' Sherry stays abreast of all new labor laws and serves as a resource to me regarding so many of my HR questions. I don't have time to do all the research and she has the expertise and experience I count on. I am not sure how I managed before my employee handbook and I credit Sherry with making that happen for our company." —Kathleen Webster, Co-Owner, Webster's Import Service, Greensboro, NC
"What Sherry does is save me valuable time. I don’t have to worry about HR at all. It’s one-stop shopping, one phone call away. I would recommend her highly."—Scott Winchester, President/CEO, Battery Service Inc., Charlotte, NC
"Our experience producing the employee handbook in Sherry's hands was easy and straightforward. Her HR expertise, along with the simple format, made the task a piece of cake!" —Chris Monroe, Monroe Tire & Service, Shelby, NC
Sherry is a B.S. graduate of West Virginia University, and she is a certified professional in Human Resources. Sherry has held a PHR certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) since 2004. She became a Certified Professional by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP) in 2015. She has been certified in Safety and Health Management Systems for Small Businesses since 2006, and is working towards earning her OSHA, MESH and CRM designations. She is a licensed Life and Health and Property and Casualty Agent by the North Carolina Department of Insurance. She spent 30 years in the retail industry and gained extensive compensation and benefits experience in businesses from small “mom-and-pop” operations to large corporations.
With over 25 years of business management experience and 20 years of focused HR, Sherry most recently served as Human Resource Director for a Raleigh property management company, before creating her own Human Resource consulting firm, Answers4HR., Sherry is dedicated to her profession and is required to follow updates of local, state, and federal Human Resource laws. She is a member of the Raleigh-Wake Human Resource Management Association (RWHRMA), the national Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), and a supporting member of the Automotive Aftermarket Association of the Carolinas and Tennessee (AAACT) and the Automotive Aftermarket Association of the Southeast (AAAS).
Sherry has spent 15 years creating and delivering adult education and orientation seminars. She has been a classroom instructor for the Independent Garage Owners of NC. She has also volunteered her expertise with local educational institutions such as Guilford Technical College, Durham Technical College, Durham County Schools. Sherry is also as a RWHRMA member volunteer for their support program for non-profit organizations.
In 2013, Answers4HR merged with IGO Insurance Agency, Inc. to create a full service, independent insurance agency. Sherry provides services to smaller businesses seeking advice, education, and support in all aspects of Human Resources. She currently provides employee handbooks, safety handbooks, and an HR hotline for IGO Insurance Agency clients.
Sherry’s “me” time is spent with her husband and dog traveling and relaxing. The charities she supports include ASPCA, amfAR, AdoptAClassroom, Alzheimer’s Foundation, Blennerhassett Historical Foundation, and the National Parks Foundation. Sherry enjoys TV and movies, NCAA football, history, museums, restaurants, baking, and collecting Christmas ornaments.