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Krannert Executive Forum - Cheryl Schlater

Cheryl Schlater

Cheryl Schlater

Talent Development Leader
GE Corporate and Global Operations

Cheryl attended the University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse and graduated with a B.S. degree in psychology and minor in business in 1994.  She then obtained a Master of Science degree in Human Resources from Purdue University.  She joined General Electric’s Human Resource Leadership Development program in 1996.

While working at GE Aviation, she moved into increasingly responsible HR business partner roles in engineering, services, commercial and manufacturing.  In 2001, she was the Six Sigma Master Black Belt for Human Resources and then relocated to serve as the Wilmington, NC HR Leader.  In 2003, she ran the global talent recruitment organization for the Aviation business and she also provided HR leadership to Aviation Commercial Product lines successfully integrating multiple organizations to drive product life-cycle growth.   In 2010, Cheryl served as the Composites Center of Excellence HR Leader where she had HR oversight for 8 union and non-union plants in the US and UK opening a new 400-person facility in Mississippi.  In 2012, she then transitioned to serve as the Senior Organization & Talent Development leader for the Aviation business (40,000 employees) responsible for organization change, culture, and overall talent and executive succession development.  In 2014, Cheryl joined GE’s corporate team leading functional pipeline development and cultural transformation including implementation of GE’s new performance development approach.  Most recently, Cheryl took on additional responsibilities serving as the talent development leader for GE’s multi-functional shared services business with centers all over the globe including Shanghai, Budapest, Monterrey, Cincinnati and Dubai.

In addition to her passion for cultural transformation and talent development, Cheryl enjoys traveling, boating, jogging and attending her family’s sports events.