Sharon brings over 20 years of real estate experience to her role as the Vice President of Process Improvement & Internal Audit. Sharon is responsible for assessing and enhancing business performance for GBX Group and minimizing risk with the goal of building a culture of continuous process improvement. Sharon also manages GBX's property and corporate insurance program, binding over $1 million in coverage annually.
Prior to joining GBX, Sharon managed the development of over $145 million in multifamily projects in the Mid-Atlantic and Carolinas working for both for-profit and non-profit development companies. Early in her career, Sharon worked as an Acquisitions Officer at Fairfield Residential securing $126 million in tax exempt bond allocations in 4 states to fund multifamily acquisitions and grow the company's footprint.
Sharon is a trained urban planner and has her LEED AP. She is an active member of the Urban Land Institute’s Cleveland Chapter and is the former Co-Chair of its Program Committee.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Miami University, a Master of Regional Planning degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and a Master of Business Administration degree from The Ohio State University.