Cherie and her husband, Gil, reside in Baton Rouge along with their daughter, Mary Catherine, who is a junior at The Brighton School. Cherie is a graduate of LSU and the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She has practiced law in the corporate setting for 20+ years assisting companies and boards in managing their legal matters and corporate risks to enable business growth and success. She has served on the LSU Diversity Board of Directors and the Louisiana Governor's Workers' Compensation Task Force. She was a 2008 Baton Rouge Business Report Top Forty under Forty Honoree.