Sharon Hewitt is a problem solver.
As an engineer in the oil industry, a community leader and mother, Sharon takes on challenges and finds solutions.
A LEADER IN THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY
Sharon entered the oil industry at a time when female engineers weren't welcome offshore. She took the challenge, excelled at her job and earned the respect of her peers. Sharon honed her technical, financial and leadership skills to become one of the highest-ranking leaders at Shell, managing a $250 million budget and over 160 employees.
At the top of her career, Sharon faced a tough choice experienced by many families. She deeply felt her children needed her at home full-time. Sharon left her influential job at Shell and became a full-time mother.
WORKING FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Through her volunteer work, Sharon shares her skills with the community. Sharon organized others to build and improve parks and playgrounds, improve literacy and develop advanced learning programs to improve our schools.
In recognition of her efforts, Sharon received the Lifetime Acheivement Award, the highest honor given by the National PTA for outstanding service to children.
Sharon serves on the executive committees of many community organizations and is the vice-chairman of the St. Tammany Republican Parish Executive Committee.
Sharon and her husband, Stan, have been married for 32 years and are parents of two grown sons, Chris and Brad. They are members of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.