McPherson, Berry & Associates
has an exceptional track record of helping businesses and individuals achieve their full potential.
A dynamic human resource professional, she
has lent her
expertise to a wide array of government agencies, nonprofit organizations and Fortune 500 companies such as IBM
and General Electric
for over 15 years.
In 2000, she founded McPherson, Berry & Associates (McPherson|Berry), a multifaceted consulting firm dedicated to providing first-class executive coaching, leadership development, performance and talent management solutions to diverse clientele.
As president and CEO of McPherson|Berry
, LaSonya draws on her
broad-ranging experience to design effective, growth-producing organizational development strategies for companies of all sizes.
While an operations manager at IBM, she became known for her superior project management skills, as well as her unique ability to quickly diagnose and solve complex challenges.
led a team that generated over $50 million annually in revenue, and transformed countless new employees into knowledgeable, productive team members via specialized training and mentoring.
propensity for achieving significant bottom-line results earned her IBM
's COM Award and the prestigious IBM Leadership Award.
Since being at the helm of her
firm, the company was recognized with the coveted Trailblazer Award by the Georgia Women's Business Council
, a region of the Women Business Enterprise National Council
has been awarded one of the 25 Most Powerful Minority Women in Business, one of the 2009 Business Journal's
Forty Under 40, and one of WBENC's
2010 Business Stars.
possesses a distinctive blend of business acumen and social consciousness.
is as skilled at grooming the next generation for success as she
is at managing multimillion dollar contracts.
Inspired by her
experiences as a Workforce Development Program trainer and her
passion for working with youth, she
established GET POISED, a nonprofit organization offering leadership and life skills training to adolescents and those in life transition.
A two-time Clemson University alumna, LaSonya holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MS in Human Resource Development.
She will complete her PhD in Educational Leadership in 2009.
is also co-author of the books "Becoming the Professional Woman," "Customer Service and Professionalism", the "Young Woman's Guide", and the "Young Man's Guide".
LaSonya serves as a board member for the Greater Women's Business Council (WBENC), Georgia SHRM State Council Member, the past Director of Community Relations for the Southern Crescent SHRM, United Way's Women Legacy Council member, International Advisory Board member of PWN and adjunct professor at Keller Graduate School of Management.