Iowa Commission on the Status of Women
Sherill Whisenand is in her second term as a Commissioner with the Iowa Department of Human Rights’ Office on the Status of Women. During her tenure, she has served as vice-chairman of the Commission on the Status of Women and twice served as the Chairman of the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame, honoring Iowa women for their extraordinary achievements. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds appointed Sherill to the Iowa Talent Bank Steering Committee, fulfilling the commitment of the State of Iowa, requiring all boards and commissions to be gender-balanced and the mechanism in place to fulfill that legislation.
Sherill has a Master’s of Business Leadership degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She is an adjunct professor with the University of Phoenix, teaching in-classroom courses on social media and business communications. Sherill is active in national, state and local politics on a professional and volunteer basis. She was the Congressional District Director for U.S. Rep. David E. Young of Iowa and serves now as Project Director for Iowa Secretary of State Paul D. Pate. Currently, she is completing her third term on the Iowa Department of Public Health Behavioral Sciences Board. Her long career includes years of service in Government Affairs at the Walt Disney Companies, Inc. (California) and at “Good Morning America” with American Broadcasting Company (ABC Television) (New York).
Her volunteerism extends to her church council governing board, Commissioner with the Des Moines Sister Cities Commission, the Des Moines Arts Festival, the Des Moines Community Playhouse Theatre, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure charity activities, and the American Heart Association. Sherill resides in Des Moines, Iowa.
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