Cheri Brooks, CPA, Senior Vice President, joined the firm in 1993. Cheri is Business Developer and Head of the Neuberger Berman Advisor Institute (NBAI). Previously, Cheri was the Regional Vice President for the Midwestern territory for Neuberger Berman Intermediary Sales where she worked with 401(k) providers, insurance companies, banks, broker/dealers, and financial advisors. Prior to joining the firm, she was tax consultant with Arthur Andersen & Co. Cheri was on the board for the Chicago Women Investment Professionals (WIP) from 2003-08 and is currently an active member and board alum. She also served on the Advisory Board for Women’s Initiative Leading Lehman (WILL) from 2004-06 and the Co-Chair of WILL from 2007-08. Cheri was a recipient of the Lehman Brothers/Neuberger Berman’s Diversity Award for 3 consecutive years (2005-07) and is a former member of the Chicago Financial Women’s Association from 2003-06. Cheri received her BA in Accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University where she graduated cum laude. Cheri is a Certified Public Accountant.