Sherie Marek is a committed business leader and philanthropist with Missourian roots. Before calling Cincinnati home in 1985, Sherie taught art for more than 15 years. A woman of many talents and ingenuity, Sherie has owned her own gallery, an interior decorating business, and a travel agency. She currently owns and provides strategic direction for several businesses including Empire Bakery Commissary, LJMT 515 Weaver Street, Empire Marketing Strategies, and Harris-Marek Co, LLC.
Amid her professional career, Sherie has always found time to give back to the community. She has held numerous leadership positions and/or chaired fundraising events for Dress for Success (Board President), May Festival (Board President), Cancer Family Care, Cincinnati Parks Association, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the Cincinnati Zoo, and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation among others. Sherie currently serves on the boards of the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Cincinnati Opera. Additionally, Sherie was selected to be in Leadership Cincinnati Class 26 and was named “Cincinnati Woman of the Year” in 2001.
Sherie was an instrumental supporter of St. Vincent de Paul’s (SVDP’s) Upward Spiral Comprehensive Campaign – which helped drastically expand access to resources for local neighbors in need. Sherie is also well-known for hosting her annual holiday luncheon the previous 20+ years, which brings in thousands of toys every year in support of SVDP’s Christmas programs.
Sherie was a beloved wife to Len, who passed in 2015. She is a proud mother to Michael (Elizabeth), and grandmother to three.