President and CEO
Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas
Sarah Cherne is the President & CEO of Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas. Considered a visionary and strategic leader, Sarah is committed to casting positive organizational change in the non-profit arena and has served in various leadership roles for nationally recognized organizations for the past 20 years. Utilizing her entrepreneurial spirit and business background, she has been successful in achieving increased revenue, branding, and overall program performance for the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters and currently with Junior Achievement. Experienced in all aspects of executive management, Sarah excels at "turn around" operations and is considered a "change agent" by the boards and staff she has worked with across the eastern seaboard.
Sarah is the current Chair of the Privatization/Competition Advisory Committee for the City of Charlotte, a member of the iHeartMedia Local Advisory Board, a 2019 winner of the Most Admired CEO, a 2018 Women in Business Awardee, the past Chair of the NC Financial Literacy Council, past Chair of Finance for the Mecklenburg GOP, and past appointed member of the Bond Oversight Committee for CMS. Sarah has run for public office as well as served on other various boards both for non-profit and professional development organizations. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, Damon and their two boys.