Cheryl Schrier is USA Ambassador Ms 2016 .
Representing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Newtown area resident, Cheryl Schrier, successfully competed for and captured the national title of U.S.A. Ambassador Ms. 2016 at the national pageant that was held July 27 through the 31st at the Innisbrook Salamander Resort in Tampa, Florida. She was awarded a generous prize package that includes a 7 day cruise, a trip to Washington, DC, a trip to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Gala in Tampa, and a holiday in New England getaway. Additionally, she was awarded a cash prize, luggage items, a luxury handbag and signature clothing items. Most importantly, she has won the opportunity to nationally promote her platform. eholders in the charity based U.S.A. Ambassador pageant system spend their year of service promoting their community service platform. A part of her personal and professional life, Cheryl will continue to promote her platform “Combating Poverty & Homelessness.” As a Board member of the Bucks County Opportunity Council, as well as a volunteer for the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter, she utilizes her small business as a vehicle through which she educates and engages her employees, customer and vendors to join in combating poverty & homelessness. She served in a leadership and design role to build a new shelter kitchen, and volunteers along with her family at the shelter. Her goal is inspire other small business owners locally and nationally to sponsor local non-profits that combats poverty & homelessness so that we restore and enhance commerce in our communities from within.
A registered nurse by background with a passion to serve, Schrier is currently Vice President of Newtown based Building Control Systems & Services, Inc., a union electrical contracting firm specializing in controls installation. She is also a Managing Member of 103 N State, LLC, and serves as President of the Atrium at Newtown Condominium Association. She is a member of the Newtown Rotary Club, as well as the Newtown Business Association and the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce. Philadelphia's SmartCEO magazine has named her as a 2016 Brava Award recipient, to be presented on July 12th at the Crystal Tea Room. According to SmartCEO, "Brava award winners combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community and are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities. They encourage local philanthropy and mentor up-and-coming leaders..." She was also recognized in January by Soroptimist International of Indian Rock as their 2016 Woman of Distinction, in addition to receiving the 2016 Community Service Award from the Newtown Business Association. “My aspiration is to be an inspiration to others. Bringing my years of successful business management experience to light, surviving thyroid cancer, losing 65 pounds, and seeing an opportunity to promote my passion for combating homelessness, I felt compelled to compete and share my story.” After coaching my youngest daughter to three state titles, and three top national placements that included the 2013 USA Ambassador Teen title, her youngest turned the tables on her and challenged her to take her knowledge and successes to the stage, and enter pageantry as a competitor. At age 56, Schrier's first pageant title was that of Mrs. Pennsylvania International in 2015.
The founding ideal of the U.S.A. Ambassador system is S.L.I.C.C., standing for Success through Leadership, Integrity, Character and Confidence. Kristin Thurston, U.S.A. Ambassador national Director said, "Barbara Thurston and I are thrilled to have Cheryl Schrier as our 2016 reigning Ms! Her depth of experiences and successes both professionally and personally, as well as her life work, embodies on a daily basis everything that the U.S.A. Ambassador system stands for. She makes and exemplary role model for women and girls of all ages. When you think of what SLICC means, you think of Cheryl Schrier."
Contestants compete in Interview Competition, which is valued at 35% of her overall score, Evening Gown, valued at 25% and U.S.A. Fashion Wear for 25%. Each contestant also competes in an Onstage Chat, responding to a prepared question, which is valued at 15% of the total score. Cheryl enjoys target shooting, golfing, biking, fishing, vegetable gardening and healthy cooking, and resides in Upper Makefield Township with her husband and business partner Tom. They have two children ages 29 and 21.