Sherry Lansing

Founder, & current Board Chair, EnCorps STEM Teachers Program
Founder and CEO, The Sherry Lansing Foundation

During almost 30 years in the motion picture business, Sherry Lansing was involved in the production, marketing and distribution of more than 200 films, including Academy Award® winners Forrest Gump (1994), Braveheart (1995), and Titanic (1997). In 1992, Sherry was named Chairman of Paramount Pictures and began an unprecedented tenure that lasted more than 12 years (1992 – 2005), during which the studio enjoyed enormous creative and financial success. 

 

Though she is best known for her long and successful career as a studio executive, Sherry also spent four years after college teaching high school English and math at public schools throughout the Los Angeles area. This experience, coupled with her long-held belief in the power of education to create lasting social change, has helped secure the place of education on the Sherry Lansing Foundation’s slate of projects.  In addition, Sherry serves on the boards of the Broad Museum, the Carter Center, Encore.org, the Entertainment Industry Foundation, the W.M. Keck Foundation, the Lasker Foundation, the Pacific Council on International Policy, and the Scripps Research Institute.  She also serves on the University of California Board of Regents and is a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer.  She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northwestern University in 1966.