Cherilyn Murer (’78) was named a Women of Influence by the Chicago Business Journal for her impact in her profession and community. The 37 honorees, who represent a range of businesses affecting the Chicago economy, are active in mentoring younger executives, working with nonprofit organizations and pursuing charitable endeavors.
Murer founded CGM Advisory Group after serving 32 years as president and CEO of an international legal-based health care consulting firm under the Murer name with clients in 42 states, as well as in Europe and the Middle East. She sold that company in January 2017 and founded CGM two months later. In May 2017, CGM formed an alliance with EC-United to capitalize on the firms’ national reputations and business experience.
Murer is a member of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, and she served two terms on the NIU Board of Trustees and was elected board chairman twice. She has also served as a long-time member of the NIU Law Board of Visitors.
She is also an officer on the international board of trustees for the Lebanese American University, chartered in New York and operated in Beirut.
Murer is slated to be the first vice president of the Luminarts Cultural Foundation, a separate nonprofit organization of the Union League Club of Chicago. The foundation cultivates Chicago’s vibrant arts community by supporting exemplary young artists through its competitive programs, which offer financial awards, artistic opportunities and mentoring.
The Aug. 8th luncheon was held at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park hotel to honor the professional and personal accomplishments of the women. The event included a network reception and panel discussion.