Cheryl Renée Waide

Chief Communications Officer

Cheryl Renée Waide leverages her 20+ years of media expertise as the Chief Communications Officer at Vote Run Lead. She has over 22 years of expertise in online and offline paid and earned media strategy development, rapid response messaging, crisis public relations, government affairs, issue management, branding, project, and staff management.
Immediately prior to joining Vote Run Lead she served as Statewide Communications Director at Florida Rising. Prior to that, she was the Deputy Communications Director for a ranking member of the United States Congress in Florida's delegation. She held management positions at several Fortune 500 companies including Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Iheart Media, Discovery Channel, and MTV Networks. Cheryl is a New York City native who graduated cum laude from Campbell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, and from Strayer University with a Master of Business Administration.

When not working, she lends her time to a number of fraternal, civic and volunteer organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, ColorComm, National Association of Black Journalists, and National Black MBA Association. Cheryl also sits on the Omicron Delta Kappa Board of Trustees as a Trustee at Large.