tireless worker, Sharon has
eighteen years of management experience as an engineering manager for Shell, where she led both technical and offshore operational staff in exploration, development, and production projects. In addition to technical management assignments, Sharon worked on people systems as a Staff Development Manager, negotiated contracts with other operators as a Joint Venture Manager, learned valuable financial skills as a Budget Coordinator, and recruited for the company. She has a patent for hardware she co-invented to install the first electrical submersible pump in the Gulf of Mexico.
In addition, Sharon worked as a volunteer in the St. Tammany Parish public schools for twelve years, where she served on numerous District committees to institute weighted grades, modify the math curriculum, and improve the gifted curriculum. She received the National PTA Life Achievement Award for her ability throughout the years to identify needs of the local schools and to find solutions. As a result of her leadership, the schools have benefited from new playground equipment, computer labs, outdoor classrooms, and improved libraries. Sharon started a teacher mini-grant program that funded teacher-driven projects targeted specifically to the classroom. To meet the needs of the under-funded athletic athletic program, Sharon founded the first Hardwood Club at her sons' high school. She also was instrumental in starting a FIRST Robotics team at the high school to support those students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Sharon has been an active volunteer in the Boy Scouts of America, the Slidell youth sports organizations, and AAU basketball. She, her husband, and two sons are members of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Slidell. Sharon has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from LSU, where she was an officer in the Delta Gamma sorority and was selected for membership in a number of honor societies.