Cherie Powell, MBA
Cherie (Kissinger) Powell is the president of Kissinger Associates, Inc., a family-owned and operated business, and a trusted name in the business applications software industry since 1985. Cherie possesses a unique ability to intuitively understand the threads of opportunity running through the business, synthesize a big picture vision, and execute on the details required to create the desired reality.
Cherie brings deep knowledge and experience to the leadership of Kissinger Associates, Inc. She has been part of Kissinger from the earliest days when the company was started in her family’s home in 1985. She watched and learned from her dad as she grew up with the business, working as a filing clerk, receptionist, newsletter writer, technical writer, enhancement software catalog designer, software tester, and sales representative. After completing her formal education in 1995, she joined the company as Kissinger’s marketing manager and became the company’s first director of marketing in 1999.
As marketing director she was responsible for the creation of all customer-facing website content, company communications and promotional campaigns, and the development of channel partner marketing programs and events, which included spearheading Kissinger’s extremely successful launch and market penetration of EDI Advantage integrated EDI solutions for Sage 100cloud (then known as MAS 90).
Since 2016, Cherie has also served as the company’s board chair and through that role has worked closely with Darryl Kissinger on the company’s plan for transition to second generation family business leadership. In 2021, this transition plan resulted in Cherie’s appointment as company president.
As president, Cherie oversees the operations of the organization and leads and supports the management team in working toward the company’s strategic initiatives around customer acquisition, customer success, product development, product and service delivery, and employee enablement. Those who work with Cherie appreciate her willingness to listen and explore possibilities, her interest in supporting employee-led initiatives for customer success, and her thoughtful approach to sound strategy development.
Cherie holds an MBA with a marketing concentration from The Pennsylvania State University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business management & administration from Alvernia University. She lives in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, where she is happiest when she is spending time with her husband (Joseph Powell) and their children.