NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I- Banneker Industries is proud to announce that it’s Founder and CEO, Cheryl Snead, was named as the Women’s Enterprise Forum’s (Forum) new Chairwoman on January 5, 2016. She will be Chairwoman of the Forum for a two year term.
«I am excited to Chair the Forum and help women business enterprises across the country launch, expand, and grow,» said Snead. «As a business owner for the last 25 years, I know the road for a woman-owned business is tough. It’s improved over the years – but improvements are still needed. There is much work to do and I am ready to get to work!»

The Forum serves in an advisory capacity to the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Board of Directors. The Forum gives input and feedback on WBENC programs and other matters at the direction of the Board. The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States.

About Cheryl Snead:
Cheryl W. Snead is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Banneker Industries, Inc. a world-class provider of Supply Chain Management solutions
headquartered in North Smithfield, R.I.

Banneker Industries and Snead have received numerous awards, both for business accomplishments and ongoing civic work. Banneker Industries has been recognized nationally in Inc., MBE, Essence and Black Enterprise magazines. Banneker Industries was named the 2008 National Subcontractor of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Snead is a trustee of Bryant University, serves on the board of directors of AMICA Insurance Company and Bank Rhode Island, and is an appointee to the R.I. Defense Commission. Her community activities are numerous and include serving as a charter member and past president of the Greater Providence RI Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. She is a passionate, motivational speaker advocating youth, minority and women empowerment.

About Banneker Industries:
Banneker offers integrated logistics and supply chain management services to a broad spectrum on governmental and commercial customers, including value-added warehousing, procurement, inspection, kitting, distribution, packaging and fulfillment, onsite services and supply chain consulting. It is one of the leading disadvantaged, minority and woman-owned small businesses in the country. For more information, visit: