Cheryl McKissack-Daniel


Cheryl McKissack-Daniel has more than 30 years of experience in all phases of the construction industry, including major project work in the commercial, healthcare, education and transportation sectors. Born in Nashville to architect William DeBerry and teacher, Leatrice McKissack, Cheryl represents the fifth generation of the McKissack family’s century-old business McKissack & McKissack, the oldest minority and woman-owned professional design and construction services firm in the nation.

As Principal at Legacy, Cheryl brings a strong business acumen, which is invaluable in responding to our client’s needs. She provides executive leadership for project implementation and ensures that professionalism is implemented during each phase of a project or program. Her skills include expertise in the development and implementation quality assurance and control programs. 

Cheryl serves on numerous, corporate, charitable and community boards. As a board member, Cheryl focuses on strategic planning as part of good governance. She believes strategic planning is a critical part to a board’s mission and formulating good strategy ensures long-term value creation, building an ethical culture and managing risk. 

Cheryl has been honored as a “Hero of Liberty” for her support of humanitarian initiatives and for promoting the responsibilities of a free and diverse America. She earned both a bachelor and master’s degree in civil engineering from Howard University and graduate course work Columbia University in Civil Engineering.