Cheretta Clerkley

Cheretta A. Clerkley, MBA, CME, CASECheretta A. Clerkley, MBA, CASE
Vice President, External Engagement and Communications
Insured Retirement Institute

Cheretta Clerkley, a senior nonprofit executive with more than 12 years of progressive experience, joined the Insured Retirement Institute as vice president of external engagement and communications in June 2016.

Before joining IRI, Cheretta served as director of the Hormone Health Network at the Endocrine Society. During her time there, she transformed the network's public education programs, revitalized its corporate funding program, spearheaded a redesign of its Menopause Map, launched new digital campaigns, and implemented a strategic marketing plan that resulted in the network receiving top honors from the prestigious National Web Health Awards. Her proven track record made her a trusted advisor to senior leadership, and her ability and eagerness to work across all levels of the organization won her respect and accolades from her colleagues throughout the organization.

Before joining the Endocrine Society, Cheretta was director of marketing and corporate relations with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, where she implemented a corporate sales program, rejuvenated the exhibit program, and handled marketing and public relations. In 2013, she was recognized as the Expo Group's Show Manager of the Year.

Cheretta Clerkley was selected as one of ASAE's 12 scholars for the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP), class of 2015-2017. She is active in the association community, speaking at ASAE's Springtime 2013 and participating in ASAE's Design Thinking Workshop and NextGen Summit in 2016. Her innovative idea to bridge endocrine science and technology led to the Endocrine Society receiving an ASAE Foundation Innovation Grant. Additionally, she was selected as USAE's and Association Forum's 2015 Forty Under 40 Honoree.

Cheretta serves on the board of Temple University's Young Alumni Donor Association and volunteers as a mentor for the Bill and Melinda Gates College Success Foundation. She received her bachelor's degree in journalism from Temple University and her master's in business administration from the University of Maryland University College.