Cheryl Calhoun is a managing director at CBIZ MHM, LLC, a Top 10-ranked national accounting provider, specializing in business management, consulting, tax and financial planning for small-to medium-sized businesses and individuals with high income and/or net worth. She also brings 30 years of experience and accounting expertise to all facets of the entertainment industry, with a particular emphasis on film and television.
Calhoun has served as a board member of the American Lung Association in California for a six-year term and currently chairs the Audit & Risk Oversight committee. Her desire to serve the Lung Association is a very personal one: "I have been profoundly impacted through severe, chronic and even terminal illnesses both with close family members and close friends. I also have an interest to influence and help create, promote and solidify the bridge between this organization and traditional centers of influence within the African American community." During Calhoun's tenure as American Lung Association in California's treasurer, she made a huge impact by encouraging the committee to focus on key financial issues. The two major goals Calhoun will pursue while serving on the American Lung Association Board are to continue to impact the diversification of revenue sources and to increase acceptance and identification in communities of color.
Throughout her life, Calhoun has been involved with nonprofit organizations supporting families, women and children in her community. In May 2014, she was a finalist for Philanthropist of the Year in the Los Angeles Business Journal's Women Making a Difference Awards. Calhoun is a past board member, serving for 10 years, and is still actively involved with Urban Compass, an organization formed to combat poverty and violence, while making a difference in the lives of children in Watts. She is on the advisory board for Dress for Success Worldwide West, an organization promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools. Calhoun also is involved with the Minnie House, a sober living and women's recovery house in South Central, Los Angeles.