People & Culture
Cheryl Schmidt is vice president and director of People & Culture at LeChase, with responsibility for organizational development (OD), talent acquisition and human resources (HR). Known for hands-on engagement, she joined LeChase in 2015 with a unique blend of experience leading both OD and HR teams. She was named a vice president in 2022. Her career spans over 25 years in healthcare, non-profit, construction, and consulting settings. She has a master’s degree in human resources development and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, both from St. John Fisher College. She also has accreditation as a Senior Certified Professional from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP) and as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Cheryl is an active member of the National Human Resources Association (NHRA) and the Association for Talent Development (ATD). She has served as a volunteer for several Rochester community organizations and is currently a board member for the Mary Cariola Center, where she chairs the HR Committee and serves on the Scholarship Committee. Cheryl has spoken at several industry conferences, including ACIG and AGC-NYS, and has been a guest speaker at the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College.