Cheryl-Gardner-Director-Human-Resources-Business Services

Cheryl Gardner, PHR, SHRM-CP

Director of Operations

Cheryl Gardner is a dedicated Human Resource professional with more than 20 years of diverse Human Resource Management expertise. She is a human capital and organizational development partner who specializes in using her knowledge to reduce employer liability, increase productivity, and promote organizational growth.

Prior to joining MasterWord in January 2015, she successfully partnered with hundreds of small to medium size businesses and start-up companies to achieve growth success through organizational development practices. In addition, she has coached thousands of individuals on performance management strategies and employee relations management techniques. Along with the knowledge and experience of being an entrepreneur herself, Cheryl brings a broad base of industry experience which gives her exceptional business acumen.

Cheryl graduated cum laude from Sam Houston State University and was a member of the Golden Key Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma, and Lambda Alpha Epsilon. While obtaining her undergraduate degree, she was on the Dean’s List, President’s List and won a Scholastic Achievement Award from SHSU. In January 2015, she obtained her SHRM-CP certification from Society for Human Resource Management. She holds a PHR certification from HRCI, is a DDI Certified Facilitator through Development Dimensions International, a Demartini Values Facilitator through the Demartini Institute, and has obtained a mediation certificate. Cheryl attended Rice University and completed a professional development program in Human Resource Management. She was honored to speak at Rice University, July 2014, and at the SCD Administrative Conference, September 2013.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Cheryl is actively involved with numerous community involvement initiatives, including currently holding the position of Event Lead for the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, Pearland TX.