Ben and Cheri Phyfer – A Cornerstone Partner for Academics
Cheri Phyfer is president of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc’s plumbing segment and holds an MBA degree from Clemson University; additionally she serves on its board of trustees and recently made a $2.5 million gift to support both its college of business and student scholarships.
At Catholic Family Services, he assisted women experiencing crisis pregnancies, completed adoption home studies for potential adoptees, provided marriage, family and individual counseling and supervised child welfare cases.
Early Life and Education
Cheri Phyfer, president of Fortune Brands’ Global Plumbing Group located in North Olmsted, Ohio and home of Moen and several luxury brands worldwide, is responsible for driving business growth as well as being an outspoken advocate for women in K+B industries.
Cheri has shown her generosity by serving on the Clemson University Foundation board and as past-chair of its Trevillian Cabinet, while both she and her husband, Tim Phyfer are members of Clemson’s Cornerstone Partners program. These visionary individuals contribute $2 million or more annually toward furthering Clemson University’s mission.
Ben was known to enjoy family barbecues, playing card/board games and music, the 4th of July celebrations, cars and his beloved pup Prince. He is survived by daughters Sarah and Amy Burkeland as well as Joseph Burkeland; brother Bernie Phifer; and sister Brenda Marchant.
Cheri Phyfer graduated from Clemson University with both a bachelor’s and master of business administration degrees in 1993, becoming an employee at Sherwin-Williams. Since then she has enjoyed an illustrious career advancing from retail manager position to president of Consumer Brands division and then Moen U.S. She currently sits on both Clemson Foundation’s executive board as well as leading College of Business’s Trevillian board.
Ben is an Atlanta-based real estate investor/developer with projects in Atlanta and Cleveland; 700 Lake in Ohio was his largest development project to date. Additionally, Ben serves on the Clemson MBA executive board and lives with Allison and Danielle; together they donated $2.5 million to support the College of Business as well as student scholarships at Clemson.
Achievement and Honors
Cheri Phyfer was honored with being honored as a Cornerstone Partner for Academics, which honors visionary individuals who provide more than $2.5 million toward supporting the College of Business and student scholarships. Additionally, the Phyfers donated $2 Million towards building the Phyfer Auditorium at Greenville ONE as well as $380,000 toward building the Phyfer Innovation Hub at Greenville ONE.
Ben Phyfer is an active real estate investor/developer, having completed projects such as 700 Lake in Ohio. Additionally, he serves on the Clemson University Foundation executive board and leads its Trevillian board for the College of Business.
He is also a member of the National Association of Women in Construction and In Council with Women. Additionally, he and his wife currently reside in Ohio with their two daughters Allison and Danielle.
Ben and Cheri Phyfer enjoy travelling and spending time at their cabin along the Current River in the Ozarks during their free time. Additionally, the couple supports various philanthropic initiatives, such as Clemson University’s Cornerstone Partners for Academics program.
Ben Phyfer is an accomplished real estate investor and developer in Atlanta and Cleveland areas, having built properties at 700 Lake in Ohio – his biggest project thus far. Additionally, he serves on the executive board for Clemson MBA.
Cheri Phyfer is President of Fortune Brands’ North Olmsted, Ohio-based Global Plumbing Group (GPG), parent company to Moen. She has 20 years of experience in the industry and recently joined NKBA’s Women’s Networking Initiative as well as serving on KBIS panel discussion series panel discussion series. Prior to that role she served as President of Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Division.
Mekhi Phifer has amassed considerable wealth through acting in numerous movies. Additionally, he is associated with various brands and commercials; these partnerships have increased his net worth to approximately $600 thousand.
He is widely recognized for his six-year run as Dr. Gregory Pratt on ER, garnering two NAACP Image Award nominations as well as co-starring in Don Cheadle’s Golden Globe-nominated TV movie A Lesson Before Dying.
Phifer is also an accomplished businessman and owns the Athletic Foot retail franchise. Additionally, he is involved with numerous charitable organizations, donating money for children in need. From his former marriage with Malinda Williams he has an offspring named Omikaye Phifer who currently resides with him.