Cheryl Mayberry McKissack

by Justin Cates
Cheryl Mayberry McKissack
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Nia Enterprises
Serves on Board of Directors for: Deluxe Corporation, Private Bancorp, Inc.

Cheryl Mayberry McKissack is the President and Co-Owner of Black Opal LLC, a global cosmetics and skin care company that houses the two most iconic cosmetic brands for women of color, Black Opal and Fashion Fair Cosmetics. She formerly was CEO of Ebony Media and COO of Johnson Publishing Company and President of JPC Digital.

Mayberry McKissack is also the Founder and CEO of Nia Enterprises, LLC, a Chicago-based online
digital consulting firm.

She is a respected board member serving on corporate boards for over 20 years. She currently serves as a Director of Deluxe Corporation (NYSE: DLX) where she was appointed as the Non-Executive Chair of the board in 2019, the first female and African American in its 105-year history. She has received several acknowledgements for her board work including the 2021 Financial Times Outstanding Director Exchange (ODX) Award, 2019 Women INC. Most Influential Women Corporate Directors award and recognition as one of the Directors to Watch, Directors and Board Magazine.

Her civic work also includes nonprofit boards including the University of Chicago Medical Center and the Chicago Library Foundation.

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