Sharon AndersonEmail:

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

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.

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

Married to Roger Anderson; one son, Colby