Cheryl A. Moore became the Institute's first chief operating officer in September 2010. She leads collaborative strategic efforts and oversees key operational functions including Communications, Facilities, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Procurement.
From March 2004 through August 2010, Moore served as chief operating officer at the Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus, where she played a pivotal role in Janelia's development and was responsible for all operational aspects of the campus and its $100 million annual budget.
Prior to joining HHMI, Moore served as senior vice president and chief operating officer of what is now known as the Sanford-Burnham Institute for Medical Research in La Jolla, California. A native of Illinois, Moore spent much of her professional career in the San Diego area where she also held top management positions with an international financial services firm and both start-up and public healthcare companies. She is a graduate of the University of San Diego.
Moore has played a leadership role in community and industry activities. She currently serves on the board of the Association of Independent Research Institutes and the advisory board of the Virginia Biotechnology Association. For the past several years she has served on the board of the Loudoun County Economic Development Commission and on the advisory boards for a number of organizations, including the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study of George Mason University and the Virginia campus of George Washington University.
Previously Moore held board positions with the Virginia BioTechnology Research Park Authority and the Virginia Biotechnology Association, and she was appointed by the Virginia Secretary of Technology to serve on the Grant Allocation Committee of the Commonwealth Technology Research Fund
Moore was named as one of the top 25 "Women Who Mean Business" for 2007 by the Washington Business Journal. Moore was nominated as a recipient of the 2008 Athena Pinnacle Award, honoring women who strive to forge paths of leadership for other women to follow.