Sheri Dew is a native of Ulysses, Kansas, and a graduate of Brigham Young University. She is a 30-year veteran of the publishing industry and has authored a number of best-selling books, including the biographies of three presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—President Gordon B. Hinckley, President Ezra Taft Benson and President Russell M. Nelson—and other notable titles such as No Doubt About It, If Life Were Easy It Wouldn’t Be Hard, Amazed by Grace, and Worth the Wrestle. Sheri served as second counselor in the general presidency of the Relief Society, believed to be the largest women’s organization in the world, from 1997 – 2002, and in March 2002 was named the Chief Executive Officer of Deseret Book Company, a publishing company and retail bookstore chain headquarted in Salt Lake City. She currently serves also as an executive vice president and chief content officer of Deseret Management Corporation, and as the president of the Chapters of Hope Foundation. Sheri serves on the National Advisory Council of Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management, is a recipient of a medal of honor from the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge, and has spoken at international conclaves such as the World Congress on the Family. In March 2003 the White House appointed her as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations.