Sharon Rice

Managing Director, Business Strategy

Sharon Rice elevates the work of nonprofits and associations by creating strategies that ensure relevance and longevity while advancing their missions. She focuses on integrated strategy development and execution to assist clients in undertaking the changes necessary to achieve their goals.

Sharon is well-experienced in the areas of leadership and workforce development, strategic and business planning, growth strategies and comprehensive product planning, international strategies, complex project management, collaboration support (mergers and partnerships), education (certification, training and conferences), research and content development planning. Sharon has a depth of association management experience, most recently as the vice president of strategy at APICS, the Chicago-based association for supply chain management. Before joining APICS in 2007, Sharon served as both an association executive and a consultant to nonprofit organizations at the American Express Tax and Business Services (later acquired by McGladrey). She also worked at the American Society of Clinical Pathology; the National Association of Minority Engineering Program Administrators; and the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. Sharon speaks and writes on topics related to association management and strategic planning.  She is a former recipient of the Association Forum Supplier Partner Award recognized for her service as a consultant serving the Chicago association community.  She holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and peace studies from Manchester University.