Cheryl D. Maddox is the general counsel at PFM. In this role, she develops, manages and directs the corporate legal function. Specifically, she reviews, negotiates, structures, drafts and advises corporate clients on a wide variety of contracts, corporate transactions, research and development projects, as well as business operations, processes and procedures. Given the regulatory nature of segments of PFM's business, Cheryl works closely with the firm’s compliance team and is integral to analyzing and interpreting applicable laws, regulation and rules and helping to shape the regulatory landscape through various means, including regulatory comment letters. Cheryl also presides as secretary for meetings of the Board of Managers and handles corporate governance matters.
Immediately prior to taking on her current role, she was an associate general counsel at De Lage Landen Financial Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Rabobank Group. While there, she provided primary legal support to several of the company’s global business units and internal services teams, including the company’s tax, litigation and recovery, IT and procurement teams.
Prior to practicing law, she was a Senior Bank Examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and spent several years as a relationship manager with large regional banks. As part of her on-going commitment to community outreach and volunteer efforts, she was appointed to a six-year term as a member of the Board of Trustees for Lackawanna College (starting with the 2014-15 term). She also served on the Board of Directors of the Yeadon Economic Development Corporation and chaired the personnel and development committee of the board.