Meet Our Team


Management Team

Cheryl Burns -
President and CEO

Appointed as president and chief executive officer in 1999, Cheryl actively pursues advancement of the surety bail industry while promoting strategic corporate growth. Seventeen years earlier, Cheryl and the company founder, Harvey Childs, formed Bail USA Inc., where she managed daily operations while functioning as the corporate secretary and treasurer. In 1980, Cheryl received her bail license to better understand the job of her bail agents.

Cheryl has maintained positions on the boards of directors of Thiel College, First National Bank of Pennsylvania, and Greenville, PA’s local newspaper, The Record Argus. She holds non-voting memberships in various state associations across the United States. As a bail agent, Cheryl believes in maintaining the respectability and accountability of the bail bondsman profession.

Cheryl and her husband, Tim, reside in Ohio and are the proud parents of three adult children and three grandchildren. Cheryl is an active member of her community and church.

Jon Schneider -
Senior Vice President

Jon joined the Tokio Marine HCC (“TMHCC”) Surety Group in April 2011 to oversee the bail bond unit in Los Angeles. In February 2012, Jon’s responsibilities expanded to include the court bond unit, which focuses on fiduciary, probate, and judicial proceeding bonds. Jon played the lead role in the targeting and acquisition of Bail USA in February, 2016. He is a member of the executive management team at TMHCC and reports to the president. His financial, insurance, and surety background make him uniquely qualified to oversee the consolidated bail and court operations. He looks forward to continuing the Bail USA culture, merging together agency networks, and developing and empowering the combined management team in serving our great agents.

Jon’s professional career began in public accounting where he ascended to senior manager at KPMG, LLP’s Los Angeles Assurance Practice. At KPMG, he focused entirely on property & casualty and health insurance clients. Jon’s career eventual led him to assume an executive role with the Danielson Insurance Group, based in Long Beach, California. He quickly earned the confidence of the board and assumed the role of president. He actively managed the MGA relationships responsible for underwriting Danielson’s non-standard private passenger automobile programs. He later launched an initiative to start up a surety operation. Although Danielson was targeting contract and commercial surety agency relationships, Jon was fortunate to develop a business relationship with the largest retail bail agency in California; in doing so Danielson became one of the largest bail surety writers in 2008.

Jon and his wife, Nicola, were married in 2002; they currently reside in a coastal community in Southern California. Outside of work, Jon is focused on his golf game and volunteers at several non-profit organizations. He is also a fan of sports and has experience coaching youth basketball.

Karyn Herrmann -
Vice President of Bail Operations

Karyn joined Bail USA in 2003 in the licensing department and eventually progressed into the role of vice president in 2010. Karyn oversees the daily operations of the company including large bond approvals, consumer and insurance department complaints, lien releases, and maintaining nation-wide corporate licensing regulations. She also works closely with bail agents to ensure prompt dissemination of information from various state agencies.

During her spare time, Karyn enjoys various activities including traveling, shopping, cooking, horseback riding, biking, and skydiving. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is always up for a new adventure.

Jennifer Wingard -
Cash Management Supervisor/BUF Funds

Jen was hired in 1994 and is currently supervisor to the bail bond compliance department of Bail USA where her responsibilities include overseeing bail agent reporting, analysis, inventory control, and distribution. Her role at Bail USA is multi-faceted as she also directs the cash management department, actively monitoring and maintaining build-up fund accounts, and developing relationships with institutions around the country.

A graduate of Sawyer Business School in Pittsburgh with an associate degree in business administration, Jen provides exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail dealing with our agents BUF accounts.

In 2009, Jen and her husband, Mike, welcomed twin daughters into the world who keep them very young at heart.


I do business with Bail USA because of their honesty and integrity of everyone from management on down... great service and fast response to every situation ... the feeling that you are a member of the Bail USA team, you are treated like family ... phone calls are answered by a person not a machine and being put through to whoever you need promptly and that person gives you immediate attention and takes the time to address your concerns ... I'm very pleased and proud to be associated with Bail USA and would recommend them to any agent in the bail industry.

Dover Harper

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