Cherilyn G. Murer, J.D., C.R.A., President and CEO of CGM Advisory Group LLC and the founder, President and CEO of Murer Consultants, Inc. (a firm she sold in January 2017), has been an active voice in the advancement of quality, cost-effective health care and higher education for more than three decades. Ms. Murer received a Juris Doctor degree with honors from Northern Illinois University College of Law and coupled it with her previous operational experience at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, to create the innovative business model and launch Murer Consultants.
The author of seven books published by McGraw Hill Education Publishing, Ms. Murer is a sought-after consultant, lecturer, educator and author whose focus on helping clients navigate through the complex regulatory, strategic and financial issues facing healthcare and higher education in these transformational times, has influenced multi-hospital health care systems, academic medical centers and large physician group practices with a focus on strategic positioning, operational and governance restructuring, consolidations and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and financial management. Private and public board appointments include Sterling Partners’ private equity portfolio company Surgical Solutions LLC Board of Directors, the Advisory Council for the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, the Illinois Board of Higher Education, two gubernatorial appointments to the Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees, and Vice Chair of the Lebanese American University Board of Trustees. In December 2020, Ms. Murer was unanimously elected to Board of Directors of the Sinai Health System, Chicago, a multi- hospital and clinics integrated service model. Additionally, in January 2021, Ms. Murer joined the Board of Advisors for Healthwell, a healthcare-focused special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) which completed its IPO on August 3, 2021 and is listed on Nasdaq as HWELU.
In addition to her leadership and expertise in healthcare and higher education, Ms. Murer is a passionate advocate for the arts, holding appointments on the Executive Editorial Board of Chicago Woman magazine, along with multiple terms on the Luminarts Cultural Foundation and Union League Club of Chicago boards. Ms. Murer also serves on the Board of Governors of the School of the Art Institute: Chicago, the Ryan Opera Center of the Chicago Lyric Opera Company, and the NSU Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale.
Ms. Murer, who is fluent in French, holds dual citizenship in the United States and Italy, and owns homes in Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale and Costa Brava, Spain.