About Cheryl Kilodavis:
Born and raised in Seattle and a graduate of Garfield High School, Cheryl Kilodavis started her college education in engineering at the University of the Pacific, and then moved into business, ultimately getting her MBA from Seattle University. She is also a graduate of the Seattle University Executive Leadership Program. Throughout her diverse career, Cheryl has focused on tangible outcomes, growth in people, leadership, and company transformations.
Kilodavis runs her own Strategic Consulting company called KD Talent, housing a few high-profile clients after recently transitioning from President of Qliance. She has been the Chief of Staff to many CEOs, leading organizations through change. Kilodavis has not-for-profit experience having founded and ran Authentici.org, an organization which enabled middle school students at Madrona K-8 Public School to embrace their individual authenticity and explore their interests and passions by connecting them with applicable leaders and experts in the community. She has had leadership roles at Allrecipes.com, The Seattle Times Company, HBO, CBS, Scripps Howard Cable, and Cellular One. Known for her unique blend of compassion and action, Kilodavis is recognized as one of eHow’s Shift Top 100 Women, winner of the Harvey Milk Diversity and Equality Award, awarded top honors with Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Honors Society) membership,
and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She is also a best-selling children’s book author who travels the country and speaks about living a life of positivity and acceptance.