Cheryl Contee

Partner, Fission Strategy

Cheryl Contee, a partner at Fission Strategy, specializes in helping nonprofit organizations and foundations use social media to create social good. She is also the co-founder of one of the top 10 black blogs, “Jack and Jill Politics,” and writes under the pen name “Jill Tubman.”

Cheryl is included in The Root 100 list of established and emerging African-American leaders, and in 2010 Fast Company named her one of the most influential women in tech. She has more than 13 years of award-winning interactive experience and previously served as vice president and lead digital strategist for Fleishman-Hillard’s West Coast region.

Cheryl has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post and San Francisco magazine, and has appeared on BBC and CNN, among other outlets. She is proud to serve on boards and advisory committees for the Applied Research Center, Blogging While Brown, BlogHer, CommonGood.net and Netroots Nation. She received her B.A. from Yale University and holds an international executive M.B.A. from Georgetown University. In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys hiking, yoga, movies and tai chi.

Twitter handle: 
@ch3ryl

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good