Cherilyn G. Murer, J.D., C.R.A.,
President and CEO of CGM Advisory Group LLC and the former founder, President and CEO of Murer Consultants, Inc. (a firm she sold in January 2017), has been an active voice in the advancement of quality, costeffective health care and higher education for more than three decades. Ms. Murer received a Juris Doctor degree with honors from Northern Illinois University College of Law and coupled it with her previous operational experience at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, to create the innovative business model and launch Murer Consultants.
The author of seven books published by McGraw Hill Education Publishing, Ms. Murer is a sought-after consultant, lecturer, educator and author whose focus on helping clients navigate through the complex regulatory, strategic and financial issues facing healthcare and higher education in these transformational times has influenced large multi-hospital health care systems, academic medical centers and large physician group practices with a focus on strategic positioning, operational and governance restructuring, consolidations and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and financial management. Past board appointments include private equity portfolio company Surgical Solutions LLC Board of Directors, the Advisory Council for the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, the Illinois Board of Higher Education, two gubernatorial appointments to the Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees, and Vice Chair of the Lebanese American University Board of Trustees. In December 2020, Ms. Murer was unanimously elected to Board of Directors of the Sinai Health System, Chicago. Comprised of multiple hospitals and clinics integrated in service to the health and lives of its communities, Sinai Health System’s vision is to become the national model for the urban health care delivery.
In addition to her leadership and expertise in healthcare and higher education, Ms. Murer is a
passionate advocate for the arts, holding appointments on the Executive Editorial Board of
Chicago Woman, along with multiple terms and board positions on the Luminarts Cultural
Foundation and Union League Club of Chicago boards. Presently, Ms. Murer is serving a second
term as President of Luminarts Cultural Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that supports
exemplary young artists through competitive programs that offer financial awards, artistic
opportunities and mentoring. She currently serves as Chairman of the Art Committee for the
Union League Club of Chicago and was elected to the Board of Governors of the School of the
Art Institute: Chicago.
Ms. Murer, who is fluent in French, holds dual citizenship in the United States and Italy, and
owns homes in Chicago, Downers Grove, and Costa Brava, Spain.