Sharon AndersonEmail:
sharonroeanderson@comcast.net

From:
Eagan, Minnesota

District 14:
Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska

Board committees:
CEO Search, CEO Review, Governance/Board Operations (Chair), Strategic, and Honorary Member

Bridge Experience:
I started duplicate in the fall of 1970 as a condition of marriage. My proudest achievements are having partners that are better than I am and helping less experienced players.

Volunteer service:
Unit 103 President (now Units 103 and 178), ACBL District 14 Secretary/Treasurer (non-voting) since
1984, Co-chair Fall 1994 NABC in Minneapolis, chair of many regional and sectional tournaments, organizer of unit charity and awards events

Other:
Roger and I enjoy hosting newer players for dinner and bridge. We invite local experts to give mini-lessons.

Career/professional activities:
Considered an expert in “collective leadership” – people doing as a group what they cannot do individually. My pragmatic approach has given me opportunities to serve as a nonprofit board member and strategist in the areas of leadership, strategic change, facilitation and organizational development. I have 35 years of experience developing programs for people at all levels in education, politics, business and the community. I am co-author of Implementing and Sustaining Your Strategic Plan (2011), Leadership for the Common Good Fieldbook: Tools for Working in a Shared-Power World (2003), Facilitation Resources (1999) and contributed to Mapping Your Retirement (2007).

For over 25 years I worked at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School where I was Director of Professional Development programs as well as Director of the Reflective Leadership Center and its midcareer International Fellowship Programs. When I retired from the University of Minnesota, I co-founded Aurora Consulting where I continued to help others hone their leadership skills.

Education:
B.A. (Math and Sociology) from St. Olaf College, Masters Degree (Liberal Studies/Business and
Policy) from the University of Minnesota

Hobbies and interests:
Travel, entertaining, attending local sporting events (MN Twins and Phillies, MN Gopher women’s and men’s hockey, MN Lynx, MN Wild), volunteering for all sorts of interesting nonprofits, other community service

Family:
Married to Roger Anderson; one son, Colby