Shawn Cherry is the VP Finance, CFO, and former CIO for AAA Carolinas. Prior to coming to AAA Carolinas in 2015, Shawn spent 4 years serving as VP of Information Technology for Swisher Hygiene. In the fourteen years prior Shawn served in both IT and Accounting leadership positions with Snyder’s-Lance. Originally a CPA and auditor with KPMG in Charlotte, Shawn made his transition into the IT world in 1999 while at Snyder’s-Lance but continued to maintain his CPA certification. In his first role as CIO at AAA Carolinas, Shawn drove key technology initiatives with a focus on business engagement. Shawn enjoys the responsibility of supporting the well-recognized AAA organization in helping to serve over two million members in both North and South Carolina. Shawn is a member of the Charlotte Chapter of the Society of Information Management (SIM) and serves as the Chapter Treasurer and has served as a CIO Host for Apparo for the past two years. Shawn received both his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Masters of Accounting degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.