Cheryl McKinney


Cheryl recently retired from BP after 25 years where she was most currently President of the BP Toledo refinery holding company.  Cheryl was Joint Venture Board Chairman, overseeing strategy, investment, and governance for $200m pa refining joint venture between BP and Husky Oil.  She was accountable for contractual oversight for BP, including crude supply and product sales agreements for the enterprise.  Prior to this, Cheryl filled many executive positions at BP.

Since retiring from BP, Cheryl is a Senior Business Consultant at Solomon Associates and is also on the Board of Trindent Consulting and on the President’s Advisor Board at the University of Akron.

Cheryl is a dynamic, pragmatic, results driven executive.  Her expertise lies in strategy and the balance between operations and growth. Cheryl has subject matter expertise in both traditional transportation fuels and infrastructure as well as in emerging technologies like biofuels and hydrogen.

Cheryl received her Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering/Chemistry from the University of Akron.

Associations that she works with are:

  • Women in Engineering Advisory Board, University of Akron
  • Corporate Partnership Council, Society of Women Engineers
  • Executive Mentorship, Million Women Mentors