Sheri S. Cook currently serves as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Altec Inc. The Birmingham-based company is an industry-leading provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunication, tree care, lights and signs, and contractor markets.
Mrs. Cook graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 1989, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics and classical studies. She is also a 1993 graduate of the University of Virginia Colgate Darden School’s MBA program, where she received the Faculty Award. In 2018, she received a Master of Accounting from UAB’s Collat School of Business.
Prior to 2013, Mrs. Cook’s career was primarily focused on economics and finance. She has held various positions of increasing responsibility in business development and finance at Sonat Inc., Protective Life Corp., and Altec Inc. She also co-founded and served as managing partner for an energy project management and development firm, Kinetic Partners LLC.
Since 2014, Mrs. Cook has served on the board of First US Bancshares Inc. (Nasdaq: FUSB), where she chairs the board’s Asset Liability Committee and also serves on the Compensation and Executive, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
She also serves on the boards of The World Games 2022, YWCA of Central Alabama, Momentum, and the McWane Science Center Endowment. Previously, she co-chaired the Tocqueville Society Committee for the United Way of Central Alabama, served as President of the IPC Foundation, and held various leadership positions for the Junior League of Birmingham. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Birmingham and also served as an elder and deacon at Independent Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Cook and her husband Houston have two children, William and Sara Catherine.