Sharon Allan has been helping participants in the Energy sector unlock the business value of the electric grid by aligning and implementing strategy, processes and operations. Previously, Ms Allan ran her own consulting firm and prior to that she ran the Accenture NA Smart Grid Practice. Other industry roles include President of Elster Integrated Solutions, Chief Knowledge Officer of Elster Electricity, Director of Product Management ABB, and IBM Marketing Information.
Sharon has received many accolades for her leadership in the industry. She was most recently named one of the "100 Movers and Shakers of the Smart Grid in 2012" by Greentech Media. Additionally, shehas been recognized by Smart Grid News as "Smart Grid's three most powerful women", Now magazine as "One of the 50 Key Women in Energy", and World Generation magazine's "Class of 2007" recognized leaders. Sharon is also a contributor to "Accelerating Successful Smart Grid pilots", a report issued by the World Economic Forum.
Sharon is an honors graduate from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and holds an MBA from Duke's Fuqua Business School. She lives in Raleigh with herhusband and two sons.