Vice President Economic Development and Urban Initiatives
Sheri Colas-Gervais serves to stimulate job creation, investment, and prosperity building; with a focus on our small to mid-sized businesses and urban communities. Activities include business assessments and assistance in the areas of start-up process, site selection, access to capital, tax incentives, talent pipeline, procurement, business continuity, and guidance to business resources; across industries. Included are initiatives modeled for sustainable inclusive prosperity building.
Colas-Gervais’ track record includes growth achievements in both the entrepreneurial and corporate sectors in the U.S. and in the Caribbean. Sheri held national and regional leadership positions for Fortune 500 corporations and brings P&L management expertise for business development, brand management and strategic planning; with extensive background in the consumer products and manufacturing space. Prior to joining the Beacon Council, Colas-Gervais served as general manager and principal for SCG Group, a business growth consultancy servicing small businesses and initiatives for Fortune 500 companies. Prior to entrepreneurship, Ms. Colas-Gervais worked for global consumer products corporations, on beverage brand portfolios. Sheri is bi-lingual and bi-cultural, with a long history of international engagement.
Served consecutively as a judge for the annual Miami Herald’s Business Plan Challenge
Served consecutively as panelist for the Goldman Sach’s 10K Small Businesses program since its inception Miami.
Colas-Gervais is committed to her profession while passionate about education as she is personally supports youth scholarship and entrepreneurship in underserved communities.
Sheri Colas-Gervais earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute, and holds an undergraduate degree from Marquette University.
Vice President, Economic Development and Urban Initiatives