Cheryl Sawyer, Vice President of AIT, LLC and Vice President, Surge Force, LLC, has over nine years of experience in the ship repair and ship maintenance industry managing Accounting, Human Resources Department, Benefits, Purchasing, Logistics, Facilities, Safety for all office locations in San Diego, Philadelphia, & Norfolk. Responsible for all day-to-day Operations and Business Development/ Marketing. Additionally, Surge Force staffing firm, under Cheryl’s guidance, has built-in training and certification for a variety of skilled trades and offers those services to other companies. Cheryl’s other involvement in the ship repair industry is her volunteer service with the American Maritime Modernization Association (AMMA) where she has assisted with membership, business development, host’s the annual dinner and quarterly socials for the last 8 years. She also serves on the board as Secretary. The arrangement of monthly membership meetings with local elected officials has become an important event in the maritime industry and the advocacy work of the organization. The management of all social media pages and website provides the marketing structure for the members and others who have an interest in this industry. Cheryl is very active in interfacing on behalf of AMMA with the congressional leaders on small business and industry concerns. Cheryl was elected to the Board of Directors in 2017.
Other Professional Affiliations and Volunteer Industrial Experience include:
- Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA)
- Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association (PSDSRA)
- American Maritime Modernization Association (AMMA)
- Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
- Board Member National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)