Cheryl P. McLeskey is the President and Chief Executive Officer of McLeskey, a family owned and operated commercial and residential real estate development and leasing company, headquartered in Virginia Beach. Her passion for adventure and her love of the ocean are deeply rooted from her father who was a World War II frogman and one of the first to clear the beaches of Normandy during the U.S. invasion. She is an accomplished swimmer, a champion fisherman, and a licensed pilot.
As the chief executive officer, Cheryl oversees and works closely with a staff of 30 professionals who are committed to providing superior customer service. McLeskey was founded in the 1950’s by F. Wayne McLeskey Jr., Cheryl’s husband, one of the most influential developers in the region. McLeskey has diversified holdings, which include, commercial projects, single-family houses, multi-family rental property, a mobile home community, marinas, charter boats and undeveloped land. Wayne’s influence was especially strong in Virginia Beach with his concentration of holdings making him one of the city’s largest taxpayers. He supported many communities and civic organizations financially and served on numerous boards. He was a catalyst for creating one of Virginia Beach’s premier assets, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and was a major contributor to the Sandler Center for Performing Arts.