Sharon Pierce’s Résumé

Sharon Pierce, President and CEO

Professional History

  • The Villages, President and CEO (1993 – Present)
  • Indiana Family Social Services Administration, Deputy Director, Department of Child Services (July 1991 – January 1993)
  • Children’s Home & Aid Society of Illinois, Regional Director (November 1985 – June 1991)
  • Youth Advocate Programs, Executive Director (1981 – 1985)
  • Limberlost Girl Scout Council, Director of Public Relations (June 1978 – December 1980), Director of Personnel and Training (July 1974 – June 1978)
  • Western Michigan University, Assistant Director of Student Activities
    (July 1972 – July 1974)
  • Ball State University, Graduate Assistant for Associate Dean of Students (September 1971 – June 1972)
  • Pi Beta Phi Sorority, National Field Secretary (July 1970 – July 1971)

Professional Honors and Affiliations 

  • Prevent Child Abuse America National Board of Directors
    (2005 – Present)
  • Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) National Board of Directors
    (2000 – Present)
  • Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) Midwest Region Steering Committee Chair, overseeing 300 Midwest agencies (2000 – Present)
  • Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) National CEO Advisory Committee
    (1993 – Present)
  • Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) National Family Preservation Steering Committee (1992 – Present)
  • Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) Managed Care Institute Steering Committee (1992 – Present)
  • National Child Welfare Trainer and Consultant (1995 – Present)
  • Governor’s Commission on Abused & Neglected Children (1991-1992)
  • Governor’s Commission on Home & Community-Based Services (2002-2003)
  • Indiana General Assembly Statewide Board for Child Care Coordination (1998-Present)
  • Winner, Department of Health and Human Services Bi-annual Commissioner’s Award for State of Indiana (2001)
  • American Family Investments Inc. National Child Welfare Think Tank of Nine Statewide Agencies, Board Chair (1997 – Present)
  • Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Statewide Advisory Committee Chair (1997 – Present)
  • Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Statewide Convener and Chair, Healthy Families Indiana Think Tank (1998 – Present)
  • Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Statewide Independent Living Advisory Committee (2001 – Present)
  • Indiana General Assembly Statewide Board for Child Care Coordination
    (1998 – Present)
  • IARCCA Chair, Public Policy Committee
  • IARCCA Member Board of Directors & Executive Committee
  • IARCCA Winner, Excellence in Service Award (2003)
  • United Way of Central Indiana, Agency Executive Council Steering Committee
    (2001 – Present)
  • United Way of Central Indiana Marketing Committee Co-Chair (2001 – Present)
  • United Way of Central Indiana Campaign Cabinet (2002 – 2003)

Education 

  • Master’s degree in student personnel administration and counseling, Ball State University
  • Bachelor of Science in English and minor in psychology, Ball State University

Volunteer, Church and Community Involvement 

  • Zionsville Education Foundation, Development Chair
  • Walther Cancer Institute Foundation Board
  • Zionsville Presbyterian Church, Youth Group Leader
  • Zionsville Presbyterian Church, Nursery Team Leader
  • Zionsville Schools, Active PTO Committee Chair
  • Co-Chair Zionsville High School After-Prom Committee
  • Pi Beta Phi, Former National, Province and Alumnae Club Officer

Personal Information 

  • Married to Steve Pierce and has four grown children and five grandchildren.