September 14, 2020

Shervonne Cherry, Director of Spark Coworking Operations, Community and Partnerships, Selected as Baltimore Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honoree

The Cordish Companies is proud to share that Shervonne Cherry, Director of Operations, Community and Partnerships for Spark Coworking, was recently selected as a Baltimore Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree, an honor that recognizes professional accomplishments and community leadership of some of the best young professionals in Baltimore. 

Shervonne has played a fundamental role in the success and growth of our Coworking division. She was a key member of the team that launched Spark’s first location in Baltimore in 2016 which opened with 22 companies and now supports over 150 small businesses and over 500 individual members. Shervonne’s commitment to the Spark community has made it an important asset to Baltimore’s Central Business District and an entrepreneurial hub for the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland.
 
Shervonne has lead the charge to open Spark’s newest location, Spark KC, which recently opened in the heart of the Kansas City Power & Light District within Two Light Luxury Apartments. Its unique location within Two Light offers an exciting live/work experience, a first for the Kansas City startup ecosystem and an innovative approach to downtown residential living.  

Shervonne is proud to share her expertise so that it may help others, leading her to co-found Baltimore Womxn in Tech in 2016. The organization is now home to 750 women in the regional tech industry who engage with each other through year-round educational programming and events. Shervonne engages with other ecosystem builders as a committee member for ESHIP Communities, a pilot program through Forward Cities and the Kauffman Foundation, which is helping to grow and support entrepreneurship goals in Baltimore. She also serves as a board member for the Code in the Schools, a nonprofit which brings STEM & computer science education to underserved K-12 students in the Baltimore region. Shervonne formally served as the President of Stevenson University Alumni Association and now sits on the Board of Trustees of her alma mater, Stevenson University.  Shervonne’s multi -faceted community connectivity serves as a living testament to her goals of supporting current and future generations of tech business leaders who will be investing in their own workspaces in the years to come.

Congratulations to Shervonne on this well deserved recognition. 

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