Whisk first 6 ingredients and 1/2 tsp. pepper in small bowl. Mix in dried cherries; set aside. DO AHEAD Vinaigrette can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; chill. Bring to room temperature; rue whisk before using.
Fill large bowl with water and Ice; set aside. Cook green beans in large pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, 3-5 minutes. Drain. Transfer to bowl with ice water. DO AHEAD Can be made one day ahead. Wrap in paper towels; enclose in resealable plastic and chill. Let stand at room temperature for one hour before continuing.
Toss green beans, pecans, vinaigrette in large bowl. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Transfer to platter and serve.
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