Cheryl Boggess (1956) has been involved with Women in Nuclear since first attending a conference in 2001. She has had ever increasing areas of responsibility first through her local Chapter, then through participation in the US National Chapter, and finally through the Global organization.
Cheryl was one of the founders and the first Chair of the Westinghouse Pittsburgh Chapter of US Women in Nuclear. During her term as Chair the Chapter was officially organized within Westinghouse, a Chapter website was created, multiple outreach programs were established in the local community that continue today, and the members became involved in the National and Global organizations. The Chapter grew from a handful to over 80 members in the two years of her term and continues to grow today.
As a leader in the US National organization, Cheryl is a member of the National Leading Group, has organized Conferences for the annual National and Regional meetings and the 2003 Global meeting, was an author of the first US Strategic Planning, has participated in US Conference outreaches, was key in establishing the US Patricia Bryant Leadership Award, and currently serves as US representative to the WiN Global Board.
Globally she currently serves on the Board as US Representative and will become an Executive beginning in January 2008. In addition to her current responsibilities Cheryl has served the Global organization as Secretary of the Charter Review and Process Definition Working Group, the Affiliation Committee resulting in the Memorandum of Cooperation, and the History Committee. She has chaired the WiN Session at ENS PIME in 2006, authored papers on the history of the WiN organization and presented multiple times to various organizations on the benefits of WiN membership and the WiN contribution to the world community.
Professionally Cheryl is a Senior Project Manager and Principal Engineer with over 27 years of engineering experience in the commercial nuclear power industry. She was the technical lead, interacting with domestic and international partners, in the design and qualification of the Westinghouse AP600/AP1000 primary pressure boundary piping. Mrs. Boggess has contributed in the development of ASME Code Cases, Regulatory Reports and is an author of numerous topical reports and technical papers. Her current efforts involve component aging and asset management issues focusing on pressurized water reactor vessel internals.