Gwynnen Stokes Evans Chervenic founded Stokes Evans Limited to provide transformational change, human capital development, and strategy support to public sector clients in 2003. Gwynnen has combined her passion for public service, management capabilities, and consulting skills to build Stokes Evans into a trusted advisor to both commercial and government clients.
Gwynnen Chervenic is a dynamic leader and accomplished manager with over 25 years of experience driving results as an entrepreneur, business executive, and community volunteer. Gwynnen has applied her passion for helping organizations reach their full potential to build Stokes Evans Limited into a successful consulting firm and trusted partner to clients in both the private and public sectors. She applies her facilitation, analytical, and problem solving skills to help clients come to agreement on the nature and root causes of their most difficult problems and move forward with sustainable solutions. As president of Stokes Evans, Gwynnen keeps the firm focused on generating client results while also managing all strategic, financial, personnel, compliance, and contract activities. An advocate of community resilience and education, Gwynnen is the volunteer president of the Bailey’s Elementary School PTA and past volunteer chairperson of the Alexandria Red Cross.
Ms. Chervenic’s workforce and change management experience includes development of a strategic training plan for the IRS, creation of a competency based learning plan for the IRS’s Office of Research, and design of mission-critical position competency models for the Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, she has worked with the IRS on many training program improvement projects including leading the development of a university-based curriculum plan and overseeing the conversion of classroom training materials into self-paced, web-based instruction. She has also implemented programming for a variety of professional development conferences, including ASTD’s annual international Conference. Ms. Chervenic has a proven track record building and leveraging client and partner relationships to create targeted, competency-based learning.
Gwynnen developed her business and leadership skills while managing contracts, financing, and logistics for Invovent global film productions with special focus on the Balkan region. She next spent several years expanding her human resource and program skills in several management positions with industry associations before joining A.D. Little and then ICF as a management consultant where she helped develop and manage an organizational development and training practice.
Gwynnen holds a MS.Ed. in Adult and Continuing Education from Virginia Tech and a professional designation in Organization and Human Resource Development from UCLA. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.