Michelin North America, Inc.
Vice President, Government Affairs
Sheryl Wilkerson is vice president of government affairs for Michelin North America, Inc., where she coordinates the company's government relations activities for Canada, Mexico and the U.S. Prior to joining Michelin, she led Willow, LLC, a consulting firm that provided regulatory affairs, strategic planning, business development, public relations and research services to global corporations, non-profit and technology companies.
Ms. Wilkerson also served as senior vice president of strategic planning and corporate services for Ygomi LLC, an international holding and operating company where she oversaw corporate shared services: marketing, external affairs, strategy and quality for Ygomi’s five companies. Prior to that, she served as legal advisor to a Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell on technology, wireless, enforcement, consumer protection and international issues.
She came to the FCC from ArrayComm, Inc., an adaptive antenna technology company where she was vice president of legislative affairs. She served as director of the FCC’s Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs and as Special Counsel to the General Counsel. Prior to joining the FCC, Wilkerson served as staff counsel to the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and attorney producer for the Federal Judicial Center. She has also served as a senior member of a vice presidential campaign debate team and advisor to public and private boards and trade associations, including, among others: Energous (NASDAQ: WATT); Great Call; U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association; U.S. DOT Intelligent Transportation Program Advisory Committee; Intelligent Transportation Society of America; Masters of Transportation Safety and Administration, Technical Advisory Committee (MTSA TAC), Clemson University; Executive Women’s Golf Association (LPGA Amateur Golf Association); and Doorways (Formerly, The Arlington Community Temporary Shelter).
Ms. Wilkerson received her juris doctor degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and her bachelor of arts degree with honors in both telecommunications and Afro-American studies from Indiana University in Bloomington. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and U.S. Supreme Court Bars and a Registered Corporate Coach ™ (RCC™) Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC).