CXO Tech Council
SVP, CFO & CIO
Shawn Cherry is the SVP, CFO, and CIO for AAA Carolinas. Prior to coming to AAA Carolinas in 2015, Shawn spent 4 years serving as VP of Information Technology for Swisher Hygiene. In the fourteen years prior Shawn served in both IT and Accounting leadership positions with Snyder’s-Lance. Originally a CPA and auditor with KPMG in Charlotte, Shawn made his transition into the IT world in 1999 while at Snyder’s-Lance but continued to maintain his CPA certification. In his first role as CIO at AAA Carolinas, Shawn drove key technology initiatives with a focus on business engagement. Shawn transitioned to the role of CFO in 2018 thus utilizing his background in Finance and Accounting. As the CFO and returning CIO, Shawn is an integral part of the current merger between AAA Carolinas and The Auto Club Group. Shawn enjoys the responsibility of supporting the well-recognized AAA organization in helping to serve over 12 million members in 13 states and 2 U.S. territories. Shawn is a member of the Charlotte Chapter of the Society of Information Management (SIM) and serves as the Chapter Treasurer and has served as a CXO Tech Council for Apparo for the past four years. Shawn received both his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Masters of Accounting degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.