Cherie Brooks is Visionary Co-Founder, President & CEO of Power52 Foundation (Power52, Inc). Under Cherie’s guidance and vision, Power52 Foundation launched its first Private Career School in 2017, Power52 Energy Institute Baltimore City. The Institute’s curriculum is accredited by the National Center for Construction, Education, and Research (NCCER). Power52 Energy Institute is the first clean energy private career school in the State of Maryland to be approved by The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). Power52 Foundation is one of two non-profits to ever receive approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission to own and operate a private career school in the State of Maryland. Mrs. Brooks has obtained her Master Trainer credentials from NCCER as well. Training programs are currently offered in both Howard and Baltimore Counties with future programs being developed in the British Virgin Island, Florida, and Arizona. Prior to Power52, Cherie served as the Executive Director of Prosperity Pail Ministry Works. Under Cherie’s leadership, Prosperity Pail worked to provided STEM centers for local schools to introduce youth to renewable and clean technologies.
Before launching into the 501(c)3 world, Cherie worked in the wireless industry with direct negotiation of contracts, project management, and site acquisition services for fortune 500 companies, including Verizon and AT&T. She has sited and managed over 200 telecom sites and negotiated and oversaw each site through leasing to construction milestones. Cherie managed subcontractors/site acquisition specialists on all project phases (leasing, zoning, compliance, A&E, and Regulatory) on AT&T’s LTE Project as well as Verizon’s New Site /Raw Land Builds.
Mrs. Brooks attended Bowie State University for undergrad and is an active member of Alpha Nu Omega Sorority, Inc. as well as a member of Jack & Jill of America, Columbia, MD Chapter where she has held various chair positions during her seven year tenure.