Cheryl Dillard







Floral Design

Website Design




Candy Making


Accomplished executive with high-caliber general management qualifications gained through hands-on experience in start-up, turn-around and shut-down environments.  Promotes collaborative work culture resulting in open communications, idea exchange, and environments that are based on mutual respect, trust and uncompromising integrity. 

Dedicated and responsible with strong work ethic, organizational abilities and exceptional attention to detail.  Self-motivated, multi-tasker with the ability to learn quickly.  Possesses creative problem solving techniques, ambition, determination, positive/upbeat character, harmony, focus and self-confidence.

Married to Matthew Dillard and proud mother of Adeline, strives to lead by example and follow christian priciples.

Work experience

Work experience
2010 - Present

Project Support/Office Manager

eTelic, Inc

Provide assistance and Technical Support to team on various projects for the US Navy using software including Adobe LiveCycle and Crystal Reports.Fire fighter-problem solve and find resolution to problems as arise. RFP writing, submittal, compliance and follow-up.  Installation of VoIP phone system for entire office.  Serve as employee expense manager, ensure follow per diem rates.  Recover lost funds-ensure proper billing.  Employee Benefits Manager-Help new employees enroll in Health, Dental,401K, life insurance.  Organize office and write policies, ensure employee compliance with Navy rules and standards.  Create Employee Intranet-Sharepoint

2006 - 2009

Executive Director/CEO

Rappahannock Mediation Center, Inc

As the only paid employee of this non-profit organization I was not only the Executive Director/CEO, but also the CFO, Office Manager, Adminstrator and Secretary.  Reorganizing and restructureing the center to bring it up to date and perform more efficiently I buckled down on the budget and we were finally able to end the year with money in the bank (in the black) instead of ending in the red and taking out a loan every year to make it, as the Center had done in the years before my term.  In addition, to date all outstanding loans have been payed.  Working with a volunteer board of directors, local courts, the Supreme Court of VA, mediators, interns and volunteers to ensure effective program oversight and developement as well as open communication and proper training.  Teach Parent Education class.  Overall running and management of operations.

2005 - 2006

Marketing/Executive Administrative Assistant

Harris Williams LLC (a subsidiary of PNC Bank)

Marketing for several business in the $30-$500MM range at a time ensuring all members of marketing team stay on task and all information and documents are organized and easily located while maintaining confidentiality.  Performed all general administraive duties in support of office and office staff as well as regularly taking on extra responsibilites such as database oversight and maintance, conducting audits, writing operational manuels, training staff, proof reading and filling in for other Administrative Asstants and Analysts.

1997 - 2005


Brion's Grille

A fun and great place to work I opened the restaurant providing oversight of restaurant operations, improved food qualtiy and presentation of Sunday Brunch Buffet and increased the number of caterings held within and outside the restaurant by 25%.  Everyday provided new challenges and had to think on your feet.

2004 - 2005

Office Manager

Exterior Solutions

Company my husband I started together as contrators installing your fence and other outdoor need.  Recieved most of our business through referals from Lowes.  I handled all the office needs of AR/AP, taxes, scheduling and monitoring satisfaction and completion.  On occassion I would also help in the field with fence installation as needed.


2001 - 2003

Interdisciplinary Studies

1999 - 2001



Microsoft Office

Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook, Publisher

Mediation Training

Mediation Skills and Process (20 hours) Orientation to the VA Judicial System (4 hours) Family Mediation Training (20 hours) Domestic Violence Training (8 hours)

Enhancing Board Governance

Especially for Non-Profits, Virginia Commonwealth University

Intro to Website Design

Course at J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College



Brion Sumser

Email and Phone Numbers Available upon Request

Ann Emerson

Leigh Gettier

Margot Dillard