Lieutenant Colonel Cheryl Malone (U.S. Air Force, Retired)
Malone is the CEO & Founder of Life Transition for Me, a coaching, resource connection, and consulting business designed to assist military members and businesses. In 2012, she created Life Transition for Me, after discovering the transitional services available for service members, veterans and military spouses did not meet some of their key needs. Life Transition for Me has clients throughout the U.S. and has a 100% goal obtainment rate as well as a 90% employment rate.
Malone is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. While in the Air Force she was assigned to many state side bases, to include the Pentagon and was Commander of the award winning, 35th Mission Support Squadron, Misawa Air Base, Japan. After retirement, Malone worked for Indiana Wesleyan University as the Regional Director of Admissions and later, the Regional Director of Market Development. During her tenure her team built the university’s military outreach program in three states and increased military student enrollments.
Today, her Life Transition for Me team assists Tanger Outlets-Jeffersonville with their military outreach program. Malone has extensive executive leadership, marketing, management, and human resources experience as well as professional development training in strategic planning, instruction and facilitation. She holds a master’s degree in psychology/counseling from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
As an advocate for Veterans and related service organizations, Malone is active in several organizations and has spoken to many business, professional and community associations regarding veteran’s issues. She is an Ohio Department of Veteran Services appointed representative on the Ohio Advisory for Women Veterans; the co-founder of the Dayton Veteran Affairs Medical Center’s Women Veteran Outreach Collaborative; a featured guest on the Radio Maria Catholic Broadcast –“Putting Faith and Hope in Your Job Search” show; and a guest along with Medal of Honor recipient, Melvin Morris, on the National Advancement of Colored Peoples, “The Crisis Radio Program”.
Malone has also been profiled in the Discover the Dayton Region Magazine and Dayton Daily News Newspaper. In May 2015, Malone and her company were featured in the National Small Business Administration’s Boots-to-Business Program video, which is a course designed to help transitioning veterans start their own business.
Recognized for her leadership and community involvement, Malone was selected as one of the 2010 “Top 25 Women to Watch” by the Miami Valley Women In Business Networking business association.