Cheryl Burnett

Chief Innovation Officer

Cheryl Burnett joined the National Association of Counties (NACo) in 2017 and currently serves as the Chief Innovation Officer. In this position, she leads the health, human services and justice; community and economic resiliency; and technology innovation program areas. She also oversees corporate relations and sponsorships.

Previously, Cheryl was the Assistant Chief Deputy and Communications Director for Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe. Prior to that, she worked in large corporate environments, including Toyota, BP and Seagram/Universal Studios in Los Angeles, New York and London. Cheryl has a B.A. in Economics and English from Lafayette College, an M.A. in English from Seton Hall University and an M.P.A. from the University of Southern California.

Stronger Counties. Stronger America.

About NACo

The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, including nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees. Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to:

  • Advocate for county government priorities in federal policymaking
  • Promote exemplary county policies and practices
  • Nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks
  • Optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings, and
  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government.


Strengthen America’s counties.


Healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America.