Board member spotlight - Patricia Sharp, State Farm

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May 03, 2017
Patricia H. Sharp is a Manager in Human Resources for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Companies. She leads a team that provides support for Agency field executives around change management, performance and talent management.
Patricia has 23 years of experience with State Farm. She joined State Farm in 1993 and has served in a variety of professional and leadership positions in Auto Claims, Learning and Development, Payment Plan, Underwriting, and Human Resources.
Patricia received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resources from Birmingham Southern College. She received a Master of Business Administration from Alabama A&M University. She earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation in 2016 and her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 2011. Patricia has a Professionals of Human Resources (PHR) certification and is a Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).
Patricia currently serves on the National African American Women’s Leadership Institute (NAAWLI) board and is a 2008 NAAWLI Fellow. She is an active member of the Society of Human Resources (SHRM), the CPCU Society and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
In her spare time, Patricia enjoys mentoring, coaching, community service and is an avid runner. She and her husband Jerrod have two boys, Jaylen and Jeremy.
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