A native Hoosier, Sharon Reed was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1982, Sharon was graduated from North Central High School, subsequently attending The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. In 1986 she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism with a minor in Communications.
Sharon currently holds the position of Director of Administration at RCR Technology Corporation. Additionally she is part of the Executive Leadership Team which is responsible for strategy development and operational execution for company initiatives.
A spirit of giving has always been at the forefront of Sharon’s life. As a teen, Sharon devoted much of her spare time to church, civic and school activities; including student council, speech and debate team, cheerleading and Young Life. One of her fondest memories was as a volunteer at Methodist Hospital where she delivered flowers to patients and read books to children.
While at Ohio State, her love of service continued to develop writing for the campus newspaper and volunteering for various service projects, including Habitat for Humanity and feeding and clothing the less fortunate in the local community.
After college, Sharon was hired as a Flight Attendant with Continental Airlines. For nearly 5 years she traveled the world further developing her people and interpersonal skills.
In 1989 she was hired as one of the first employees at the Indiana Lottery. For nearly 10 years she held various Public Relation positions. It was thru her association with the Indiana Lottery that Sharon was introduced to the United Way were she received a comprehensive program in leadership training.
With leadership training under her belt, Sharon’s volunteer and philanthropic passion soared serving on various boards, including the Boys and Girls Club of America, OASIS and Teen Court. As an active member of her Church, Sharon has volunteered in several ministries including the Bookstore, Café and the Outreach Community Center.
Sharon currently serves in leadership positions on a number of philanthropic organizations:
- Board of Directors; Eskenazi Health Foundation
- Board of Directors; Horizon House
- Board of Directors; LUPUS Foundation of America
- Board of Directors; Cathedral High School
- The Links, Inc.
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
- Junior League of Indianapolis
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”–Gandhi