Cheryl is a born and raised New Yorker- her childhood was spent in Long Island and Post College has been spent in her beloved NYC. Cheryl attended college in Lynchburg, Virginia majoring in Art History and holds the Series 7 and Series 63 FINRA licenses.

Cheryl Pipia was most recently the Co-Head of Global Client Engagement and Business Development for Americas Distribution in BNY Mellon. In this role, she was responsible for developing a best-in-class client experience throughout the client lifecycle.

Prior to BNY Mellon, Ms. Pipia was the Head of Global Client Service and Administration at OppenheimerFunds. There, Ms. Pipia developed and designed the department, partnering with Sales to contribute to a record year in sales. Prior to that, she worked with Legg Mason (part of the Citigroup Asset Management acquisition) in a series of progressive client service positions, ultimately heading client service for the firm. Ms. Pipia is a senior client service and engagement executive in the asset management industry with 17 years of experience.

Cheryl has been volunteering since she was a young girl in various capacities but as her career expanded she found herself unable to do hands on volunteering she turned to volunteer vacations because they combined two things she loves most- traveling and volunteering.

Cheryl’s personality is one of “Hearts & Hammers” and all things pink! Ms. Pipia is a founder of City Chik on a Mission that has been a labor of love for all those that have become connected to her vision and passion. City Chik on a Mission is focused on building intimate connections across the globe by leading grassroots projects in impoverished areas. The projects centers around education, after school programs, libraries, adequate shelter/housing and hygiene initiatives. It is Cheryl’s dream of building an organization that is based on the belief of influencing change globally through personal connections while covering 100% of administrative costs and connecting donors to the projects that they are directly funding.  

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Over the past 7 years Cheryl has traveled the world and spent 2 weeks to a month in Peru at Mother Teresa for the Destitute and the Dying, in Romania at a Failure to Thrive Clinic for Children, in Tanzania-Impalamwa a remote village building a dormitory, in Ghana – building a classroom, Appalachia- working on someone’s home, Nepal- teaching monks at the monastery, and Kenya working in Kibera and building a library. Each trip she has brought hundreds of pounds of donations she had collected from people sharing in the specific mission and has brought back the local goods to share with all.