Company: Ogilvy Public Relations
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States
Sheri A. Leonardo is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Ogilvy Public Relations, a premier public relations firm based in Washington, DC specializing in social marketing and public affairs, and behavioral and educational change. Ms. Leonardo brings to the table a vast expertise in coaching and people development, and the fostering of a learning and curiosity-based environment; in her capacity, she is responsible for helping employee account managers, keeping handbooks and notices current, and updating compliance and verification. She also educates her colleagues and clients, and develops those with whom she works, regularly.
Ms. Leonardo stands apart because to her, knowledge is power, and she shares information. She teaches her team to be successful, and this frees her up to do more. She has worked in many different industries, started from the bottom and worked her way up. Ever passionate about her work, Ms. Leonardo pinpoints her greatest career achievement as being the first time that she was recognized as a true business partner. She wants to be remembered by the people that she has touched throughout her career as an open-minded, empathetic and tenacious individual who is always willing to lend a hand. Ms. Leonardo has garnered a reputation of distinction among her professional peers, which have included induction into the SHRM Chinese Exchange Program in 2008, as well as the 2008 Helios Apollo Award, and recognition as a finalist in The Human Resource Leadership Awards in 2008 and 2009.
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