This is a WebEx meeting only
Session begins at 5PM
Please note the date change. This meeting will be on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15th.
Be the Change: Driving New Expectations, Processes and Performance in Organizations Rooted in Tradition
Presented by Sharon Pickering, CFO, YMCA of the Fox Cities
Organizational change is difficult, even more so in organizations with long-standing beliefs and traditions, however, change can also be rewarding and empowering for every employee. Sharon will share her journey of working with two deeply traditional organizations and how she was able to “be the change” when the organizations needed it most.
About our Speaker
Sharon Pickering has worked in the non-profit sector for over 15 years. Right out of college, she worked as a program director with the Girl Scouts. She left that position knowing she wanted to work with a community-minded organization with the hopes of someday returning to the non-profit sector as a CEO. She was fortunate to work for Hoffman LLC and held eight different positions in her 10 years with the company. She was able to gain experience in accounting, HR, marketing, business development, operations and business process development and implementation. This helped her establish a well-rounded business mindset to move to the next level in her career. In 2008, during a merger of six Girl Scout councils, Sharon was hired as the CFO of the new council. Her primary focus during her time at the GS was to close out the books of the six legacy organizations and develop a strong financial structure for the new council. In 2015, she was hired as the CFO for the YMCA of the Fox Cities. She has been involved in a number of projects to propel the organization forward including use of fund accounting, new operations, accounting, fund development and HR software and updated staffing practices.
Sharon received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Michigan Technological University and her Master’s degree from Silver Lake College.
She currently lives in Appleton with her wife, dog and two cats and enjoys traveling as often as time permits.