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Sheryl Ismaiel

Finance Manager & HR Coordinator

It’s all about the numbers for Sheryl, who uses her accounting experience to keep IdeaBank on the right side of the ledger.

Sheryl would rather laugh and keep things light than hold a grudge or focus on the negative. So, when a problem comes along, she fixes it and moves on. That serves her well in keeping IdeaBank’s debits and credits in their proper places.

Sheryl handles “everything accounting” at IdeaBank, as well as human resources. She enjoys the relaxed atmosphere and working on her own, and she’s not afraid to learn new things when the need arises. When she sees a job that needs doing, she tackles it and crosses it off her list.

A Kansas native, Sheryl moved to Hastings as a child and graduated from Hastings High School. For 27 years, she lived in and around Virginia, where she met her husband, Sam, who moved there from Cairo, Egypt. They have two sons, Jordan, a graduate student at the University of Iowa; and Noah, who studies engineering at Central Community College-Hastings. They share their home with Xena, a “very spoiled” Great Pyrenees; and two cats, Phoenix and Waffles.

Sheryl loves history and the natural beauty of special places. Among her favorites are the Smithsonian Institution and Yellowstone National Park. Still on her travel wish list are the pyramids of Egypt and the temples of Greece.


Woo | Communication | Empathy | Adaptability | Responsibility

Sheryl is a people person, which is reflected in her Woo strength. She uses her Communication strength to talk to people, find common interests and build relationships. With strengths in Empathy and Adaptability, she respects the differences among people to accomplish more together. True to her Responsibility strength, she works to build an environment with loyalty and trust.

  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Payroll
  • Human resources