In her role as Associate Dean for Finance and Administration, Sharon L. Martin serves as Weatherhead’s chief financial and operations officer. She oversees the school’s $42 million annual budget, which includes directing all human resources processes. She is also ultimately responsible for decisions related to information technology and facilities planning. Martin brings a wide range of experience directing learning systems and knowledge development in the corporate sector to her current position. Her work unites an appreciation of learning for professional and personal growth with the quantitative finesse to reveal its impact on the bottom line.
A graduate of John Carroll University, Martin is also a CPA. She obtained her Executive MBA from Baldwin Wallace College and gained the Certificate in Women’s Leadership from Case Western Reserve as well. During an extensive career at Ernst & Young, Martin first worked in auditing. Later, in her role in the Global Assurance and Advisory Business Services group, Martin was in charge of the Americas Knowledge Network and built a knowledge management framework supported by coaching and teamwork that improved quality and employee morale. She also overhauled core curriculum in light of changing regulations.
As part of the Americas Quality and Risk Management team, Martin designed and developed a multi-year technical independence learning curriculum implemented globally throughout Ernst & Young’s offices. She wrote and designed materials for the classroom and the web. And as global director of AABS technology implementation, she managed the implementation of technology solutions in five global geographical areas for maximum ROI.
Among her many outside activities, Martin has taught in the Management, Accounting and Economics Department of Hiram College. She also presides over the Florence Crittenton Services Fund of the Cleveland Foundation, and is a member of the board of directors of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. As treasurer and a member of the board of the League of Women Voters, Martin was on the Northeast Ohio Area-wide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) Air Quality Public Advisory Task Force.
Martin is a seasoned traveller both domestically and internationally, and most enjoys travelling with her family. When her schedule allows, she can be found relaxing with a walk in the park, enjoying high tea, or fitting together a jigsaw puzzle. She is also an avid NPR listener.