She has been recognized by first-ever President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy for co-facilitating their first White House Roundtable on Financial Literacy and leading the Committee’s national initiatives to promote better money management skills in America. Her committed efforts also contributed to the development of the Council's first Annual Report to the President.
She has worked at some of the largest financial institutions in the New York and Washington, D.C. areas, including Chase Manhattan and Citibank, which aligned with her mission and life's purpose. At Citibank, she gained recognition in management and in company-wide programs focused on best practice financial solutions and financial education. In 1980, her efforts began to include youth empowerment; and then in 2006, advocacy of character education as it relates to financial literacy. For more than a decade, Sharon has served leading companies, national organizations, and educational institutions to launch financial education training programs and build effective family-school-community partnerships.
Sharon is an adjunct professor and financial life coach at a Maryland college and an ordained minister. She earned her degree in Communications at Temple University. In the end it was her internship within consumer banking during her years of study that set her on her course in the financial industry and delivering financial education.