Sherry Nebel is a 1976 WSU Murrow graduate, earning a degree in communication, specializing in journalism and public relations.
For nearly a decade, Sherry was with KIRO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Seattle. Besides her television news writing and producing, she also was involved in the production of special reports and news documentaries.
In 1985, she was offered a communications/public relations position with The Boeing Company, working in the defense and space side of the business, where she led internal and external communications for several of the company’s programs for the U.S. Navy. For a decade, Sherry served in Boeing’s corporate offices where she held numerous positions, including public relations manager and director of media relations. Sherry managed the local, national and international media activities and directed the external communications activities of senior executives, including Boeing’s chairman and chief executive officer and other members of the company’s leadership team.
During her corporate stint, Sherry completed the Seattle Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tomorrow program and was graduated from the San Francisco Academy, a nationally recognized post-graduate level leadership development program for public relations and communication executives.
In 2001, she was tapped to lead global communications for Connexion by Boeing, a company business unit which provided in-flight Internet access on commercial airplanes, other airborne platforms and for the commercial shipping industry. As vice president of communications, her team’s responsibilities included public relations; media relations; executive, employee and Web communications; advertising; branding; customer relations and community relations.
Sherry spent her final Boeing years leading Global Communications for the airplane side of the business. She retired from Boeing in 2010. Unexpectedly, in 2015, Sherry was offered an opportunity to work for a Seattle non-profit where she had previously served as a board member. She embarked on an encore career and joined Seattle’s Wellspring Family Services as executive stewardship officer, supporting the agency’s critical work with families facing homelessness. In addition to her board work with Wellspring, she served on the board of directors for Seafair. Additionally, she continues her work on the Murrow Professional Advisory Board, where she served as board chair from 2016-2017.
Sherry is the proud wife of a Cougar graduate and the mother of a 2012 Washington State University grad. Her labradoodle, Emma, often dons crimson and gray.