Gayla R. Sherry is President of Gayla R. Sherry Associates, Inc., an Oklahoma-based consulting firm established in 1995; the firm's mission is to improve employee engagement and productivity by providing human resources services. The firm has conducted many engagements with a wide range of clients, including financial services, health care, government, higher education, public, private and nonprofit organizations. Projects include HR Audits, developing policies, procedures, handbooks, job descriptions, Affirmative Action plans, management training, employee relations, mediating conflict, conducting internal investigations and succession planning. Gayla is a well-respected human resources professional, accomplished speaker and facilitator, faculty member and published author. She brings a broad range of business experience in senior management positions in human resources, operations, marketing and customer service. Gayla's business background includes senior management positions in commercial banking and the Federal Reserve System.