Advancing Women to the Boardroom

Executive Committee

Lynne Durbin, Convener
Lynne M. Durbin, Esquire, represents the Executive Alliance (Maryland) on the ION Executive Committee. She is President of InLine LLC, a business and risk consulting firm. Prior to forming InLine,  Durbin served as Vice President and General Counsel of Adhesives Research Inc, a specialty development and manufacturing company, where she had responsibility for the company’s global legal affairs and for corporate governance.  She has held senior legal roles, as well as leadership roles in EHS and human resources, in public and private chemical manufacturing companies. She is a frequent speaker on legal and risk topics at national conferences.  Durbin has held leadership roles in numerous not-for-profit organizations. She is currently immediate past board chair for the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, a board member of Planned Parenthood of Maryland and a public trustee for the Maryland Supplemental Retirement Plans.
Terry A. Barclay, Executive Committee Member
Terry Barclay is the president and CEO of Inforum (Michigan), one of the largest women’s business forums in the U.S. Previously, she served as senior VP/chief external affairs officer for Hospice of Michigan, as VP of university relations for Oakland University, and was the founder and president of Operation ABLE of Michigan. Barclay earned a B.A. in Urban Studies from the College of Wooster in Ohio and Master’s from the University of Michigan. Crain’s Detroit Business named Barclay one of the region’s “Most Influential Women” in 2007 and one of metro Detroit’s “40 Under 40” outstanding executives in 1992.
Jo Lynne Whiting, Executive Committee Member
Jo Lynne Whiting represents the Women’s Leadership Foundation on the ION Board. Whiting has executive experience as an officer of a Fortune 100 company with general management profit and loss responsibilities and a marketing expert with a proven track record. She has helped market leaders and competitive upstarts across several continents achieve marked turnarounds in 12 to 18 months, and has  chaired the board of a Home Health company she helped start, grow and successfully sold. Whiting is Past Chairperson of Beyond our Borders, a group-advised fund of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado developing resources that empower disenfranchised women and girls so they can participate fully in society.
Kimberly Wiehl, Executive Committee Member

Kimberly Wiehl

Kimberly Wiehl represents the Financial Women’s Association of New York on the ION Executive Committee. She presently serves on a number of non-profit and governmental boards and is co-owner of a family real estate investment company, Wiehl Properties.

Kim is a board member and Treasurer of the Women’s Business Development Council which trains entrepreneurs to establish and successfully grow their business ventures. She also currently serves on the board of the American Arbitration Association which conducts arbitration tribunals in its offices throughout the US and abroad.

Kim a Non-Executive Director of UK Export Finance, the UK government’s export credit agency which provides exporters with insurance and finance to support overseas sales and investments. From 2005 to 2014, she was a Trustee for the Thunderbird School of Global Management and involved in the merger with Arizona State University in 2014.

In her 30-year career in cross border trade finance she worked in both New York and London. As Secretary-General of the Berne Union from 2001 to 2011, Kim led the global association of credit and investment Insurers. Previously, Kim spent 20 years at JPMorgan where she was Managing Director of the Central Europe, Africa and Middle East Structured Trade team and earlier had a variety of assignments including commodity finance, loan syndications and asset management.

Cheri Husney, Executive Committee Member



Cheri Husney represents OnBoard (GA) on the ION Executive Committee. 

As Littler’s Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, Cheri Husney is responsible for developing and overseeing Littler’s marketing and business development strategy and operations.

Cheri is a seasoned marketing executive with more than two decades of experience across multiple industries. Prior to joining Littler, she spent a majority of her career with a Big Four accounting firm. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of Clients and Markets, fulfilling a dual position of regional director while managing all marketing directors and teams. In this position, she drove marketing strategy, developed relationship-nurturing initiatives, enabled account-based marketing programs and established an overall strategic vision. In addition to these senior-level responsibilities, she played a leadership role in women and diversity initiatives.

Given Cheri’s passion for diversity in the workplace, and previous efforts devoting time to this important area, she will serve as a member of Littler’s Diversity & Inclusion Council as well as the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI).  In former positions, she has worked closely with clients to stand up their diversity programs, in particular advocating for more women in executive roles and in the corporate board room.

She is a current board member of OnBoard Inc.