in Germany after college and worked as a translator. She soon discovered that sitting in a cube translating all day was not her passion… and that was where she experienced her ‘aha’ moment. She later worked for an insurance company, but didn’t quite understand the business. That led this liberal arts, German major to start thinking that she needed to have an understanding of how business really works. Fast forward, Sherry achieved a scholarship to do her MBA at Case Western, and was on to the next journey in life. When a professor in what was essentially a statistics class asked the students to tell him what their majors were as undergrads, Sherry’s thoughts: “what’s this German major doing in an MBA program?” On the contrary, the professor applauded her decision, telling the class he loved liberal arts majors as they are creative, possess good critical thinking skills and can communicate, a strong foundation for success in business.” Armed with that validation,
Sherry studied finance and marketing in Marketing and 16 years with the company, graduate school, and ultimately graduated her responsibilities continue to grow and evolve, her passion remains evident. with honors. Sanger says she has learned a lot about her Degree in tow, Sherry landed a job with General Electric’s finance department, spent personal and professional goals along the time working on different assignments (even journey to senior management. Her advice, a stint in Germany) for both GE Finance “chart a course for yourself, don’t wait to be and GE Capital. She came to PA through recognized in your work, set yourself apart by GE Capital in Devon—this was another volunteering to work on that tough project defining moment. She liked the area and and look for ways to develop yourself.” Also, “Ask for feedback from those around when the assignment was over she drew a circle within an you, and ask…what do I need to do to get hour radius of Devon…and to the place I want to be?” Lastly, “align your goals with those of the organization, the rest is history. Sherry discovered Penske understand that you need to be an asset and Truck Leasing, (Penske then work like you really mean it!” Wise words from a woman who seems to Truck Leasing Co., L.P., is a partnership among Penske balance it all flawlessly. Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and General Electric Capital Corporation) and they discovered her. As one of only two women on the senior executive team, Sherry has a lot to share. She loves the culture of the company, the people and their focus on their customers. As Senior Vice President of
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