Cherie Axelrod joined Western Union in 2012 and is the Deputy Chief Compliance Officer. She is also the U.S. Settlements Lead and was ultimately responsible for the successful completion of the Southwest Border settlement agreement. Prior to joining Western Union, Cherie was divisional CFO for the Consumer & Small Business division of Qwest.

In addition to her financia expertise, Cherie has extensive program management, internal audit, regulatory, and operational experience. Prior to joinging Qwest, Cherie worked for GTE Hawaiian Tel, in the international division, as a pricing analyst supporting multimillion dollar infrastructure programs, throughout the far east and pacific islands.

Cherie has an MBA from Chaminade University, and a BS in Industrial Management/ Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.