About Us

 Our Story

ACTN Strategies was born from a discernible lack of diverse voices in consulting leadership. Research stresses that ethnic and gender diversity among leadership notably improves growth, financial performance, and collective analytic thinking, objectivity, and innovation for firms and their clients. Yet major consulting firms consistently miss the mark, depriving clients of a full return on their investment.

As a remedy, our founder established ACTN Strategies—a place that gives voice to diverse leaders with the aim of providing better strategy recommendations to clients. At ACTN Strategies, we have results-based values that we incorporate into every aspect of our work, and even our name: Action-oriented, Collaborative, Trustworthy, and Nimble. These values and our enduring commitment to diversity enable us (and our clients) to thrive regardless of circumstance.

 

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
Ms. Punancy is an expert government and consulting professional with nearly 15 years of experience in global affairs, public policy, and relationship management. Ms. Punancy is especially skilled at steering leadership development programs, change management efforts, and process overhauls. She is a recognized leader known for working with multidisciplinary teams to streamline business practices, increase production quality, and improve morale. She has received numerous accolades for her support to leadership development, programmatic support, and diversity and inclusion efforts.
Ms. Punancy offers a unique combination of strategic planning, leadership development expertise, and sophisticated analytic and communication skills to ACTN Strategies’ clients across the public and private sector. Her greatest asset to clients is her ability to bridge communication gaps between executives, leaders, and teams while facilitating organizational change.

 

Tammy Enright, New Business Manager
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.