Sherry Davies

Sherry has over 20 years of experience as a Director of Finance and Operations as well as Public Accounting experience.  As part of the executive team, she provides strategic thought leadership and operational guidance in managing the foundation’s grants, finances, contracts, and human resources. In this role, she leads a team that ensures legal and regulatory compliance for all federal, state, local and foundation grants following the Uniform Guidance/OMB Circulars. She also oversees treasury, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting of financial and operational information and other related FP&A initiatives. Among Sherry’s multiple responsibilities at the foundation, she facilitates oversight of all federal, state and local tax compliance, the foundation’s Form 990, annual GAAP and A-133 audits.

Before joining the Police Foundation, she was the Director of Finance and Operations for a private equity group overseeing 17 closely related corporations based in the United States and abroad. Sherry was recognized for her ability to meet deadlines, manage workload, resolve persistent financial problems, and implement cost and efficiency improvements for the financial well-being of the organizations. She has a strong background in diverse fiscal management and administrative experience, coupled with the ability to perform the full range of trend analysis, financial information, cost performance, budget guidance and provide executive and technical guidance leading to the development of new insights into situations.  She challenges the conventional approaches, encouraging new ideas and innovations and designing and implementing new or cutting edge programs and processes.

Sherry graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration. Sherry is currently enrolled at her alma mater working toward completing a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) with a specialization in Criminal Justice. She holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute and holds a Senior Certified Professionals certification from the Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM).


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