About Us

 Our Story

After decades of experience in management consulting and operations for major companies, Sherry Robinson founded ACTN Strategies in 2014 with a goal of bringing more diverse voices to consulting leadership. Our team has helped the Smithsonian, the Department of Justice, Enterprise Holdings, the IRS, and others solve some of their most critical challenges: whether that’s managing logistics to open a new venue, or rescuing a half-billion-dollar contract by mediating an interpersonal conflict. We also collaborate with executive leadership to address issues related to social justice, cultural transformation, and geopolitical risk. Only ACTN Strategies gives you the fresh perspectives, full partners, and flexible problem-solving you need to not only handle the next big change but do your best work yet. ACTN Strategies. Rise to every occasion™.

 

Meet Our Team

Sherry Robinson, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Sherry is a strategy consulting executive, leadership speaker, coach, and trainer. She is known for capturing value and facilitating organizational change by delivering quality solutions to Federal and Commercial clients across the US. With over 20 years of Organization Development and IT Strategy experience. Sherry holds a reputation for successfully helping organizations prepare, adapt, and respond to continual change derived from economic and technology disruptions. Her greatest asset is her ability to communicate the value of strategy and technology’s impact on organizational change in a language that articulates the impact to the company’s culture and/or bottom line. Sherry is the creator of a Continuity of Operations/Strategic Communications Model successfully implemented in the opening of the newest and 19th Smithsonian Museum in 2016. Her clients list includes Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Smithsonian Institution, Enterprise Holdings, etc.

Prior to founding ACTN in 2014, Sherry worked with key corporations such as Southern Company, Deloitte Consulting, and Accenture Strategy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Behavioral Science from Oglethorpe University, Project Management Program Certificate from Georgia Institute of Technology, Business Analysis Certificate from George Washington University, and is a Certified Speaker/Coach and Trainer with the John Maxwell Team.

 

Shawn Punancy, Chief Operating Officer
Shawn Punancy is a global strategist with nearly 15 years’ experience in international affairs, strategic planning, and leadership development. Shawn is recognized for her uncanny ability to quickly build deep expertise on industry and to cultivate leaders and diverse networks with a focus on inclusivity. She is a superlative communicator, able to distill complex topic into digestible packages for clients, but is best known for naturally leading teams and programs—combining strategic vision and flawless execution with a robust sense of humor. Shawn has counseled numerous C-Suite executives and senior US policymakers, from top corporations to the White House, on complex analytic topics, transformation strategies, and diversity and inclusion efforts. She has received more than a dozen accolades for her outstanding communication, corporate leadership, and overall innovation.

Shawn joined the ACTN Strategies team as a part-time consultant in 2015 and as COO in 2021. Before coming to ACTN Strategies full time, Shawn spent a decade in the US federal government as a senior leadership analyst and program manager. Prior to that, she was a Program Associate and Public Policy Consultant at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta where she managed the Neighborhood Leadership Institute and laid the groundwork for their environmental policy platform. Shawn holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and anthropology from Emory University and a Master of Science in International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is trained in sophisticated critical thinking and communication techniques and is certified in the Disney Institute’s Approach to Leadership Excellence.

Tammy Enright, Manager, New Business and Outreach
Tammy is a Washington DC admissions and visitor services professional who has worked in various sectors across the events industry. She has held positions in the arts (Arena Stage), professional sports (Washington Nationals Baseball Club) and museums (Smithsonian Institution; National Veterans Memorial and Museum) and has worked for both local government and federal government.  Major projects include the 2019 World Series, the grand opening of NVMM in October 2018, and the inaugural run of the blockbuster art exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors at the Hirshhorn Museum in 2016. Tammy is an active member of several industry organizations, most notably the International Ticketing Association, where she has presented at numerous conferences, earned the Young Ticketing Professional Award in 2013 and has served two terms on the organization’s Board of Directors.

 

Juan Torres, Digital Programs Manager
Juan Torres is a seasoned professional with over 16 years of experience helping brands reach audiences through a mix of design, innovation, strategy, and management. Previous roles include working as Executive producer for films, management of visual media and other digital properties at a global scale, for one of the largest non-profit organizations in the world. His experience includes a varied ecosystem of projects in partnership with global brands, government, and organizations in over 9 languages and 46 Countries.