McKissack & McKissack
At the United States Department of Defense
provided quality assurance and quality control for government research projects, including MX missile silos, the United States Embassy
anti-terrorist program and a large space structures project for NASA
From 1985 to 1989, she worked as a civil engineer for Weidlinger Associates and, in 1989, she served as an estimator for Turner Construction, both New York City firms.
McKissack also served as the estimation manager for the $2.5 million restoration/addition of the historic Schomburg Theatre.
In 1991, she formed The McKissack Group (TMG), a full service construction management firm based in New York City.
In 1999, McKissack launched McKissack and McKissack Associates, an architecture and design company.
As The McKissack Group's chief executive officer, Cheryl McKissack managed construction of the US Airways maintenance hangar in Philadelphia.
She also served as project executive for the Medgar Evers Academic Building and Student Support Services buildings in Brooklyn, New York.
McKissack was the principal in charge of Philadelphia's $395 million Lincoln Financial Field football stadium, the $450 million US Airways International Terminal in Philadelphia and the $1.5 billion renovation and reconstruction of the School District of Philadelphia.
Other projects include the Brooklyn NBA Stadium, the University of Pennsylvania Hospital
, the New York School Construction Authority and the African Burial Ground Monument in New York City.
and her husband Fred McKissack belong to the 25,000-member Christian Cultural Center
in Brooklyn, New York.