Sharon Y
Writer #20290
Tucson, AZ
Joined 4/20/2017
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Sharon married young went back to school at 24. She has a double degree in Sociology/Mathematics and an additional BS Mechanical Engineering. Sharon has a myriad of skills and solid experience in Project Management, Executive Management, Sales and Marketing and writing. She was ranked in the top 5% of engineers in the world at E.I.Dupont company, chosen for advanced leadership training and management, led a technical team to develop the first DNA synthesizer (currently in the Smithsonian), eventually on the management team that sold that business to DuPont. In a 22 year career as a Management Consultant, Sharon worked with close to a thousand companies and was a featured speaker at the Arizona Consulting Engineers Leadership Program for over ten years. She wrote the material for that program which trained leaders in the industry. Sharon wrote numerous technical and business papers as well as magazine articles and was a featured columnist n Inside Tucson Business for 10 years. She has assisted over 100 clients write copy, articles, presentations and speeches.
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Sharon Y's Direct Mail Product Experience

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Sharon has produced Direct Mail headlines and advertisements for twenty years in a variety of industries. She writes them herself and/or teaches her clients the basics of advertising and copywriting. She has also produced advertisements, flyers and direct mail letters for clients as well as ghost written articles to support client expertise.

Specialties

Direct Writing Experience:

Featured Columnist Inside Tucson Business; 10 years copies available (120 columns)
Authored and marketed toolkits on Marketing, Sales, Financial MangementLeadership Program, SOAR
Published Feature Artiles in Inside Tucson Business
Published articles in Engineering/Business Publications
Content writer for MaddMarketing in Behavioral Health/Addiction field
Author of numerous articles published in various newsletters, online and sold at conventions in booklets



ACCOMPLISHMENTS
* Ranked in top 5% of company’s engineers worldwide
* Developed 5 proprietary patentable product components
* Promoted every two years: within 6 years, CEO of company
* Created Joint Venture with E.I. DuPont de Nemours to sell company
* Led team to design and manufacture world’s first DNA Sequencer

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
* 20+ years of experience in marketing and management
* Always see the big picture
* Comfortable in complex environments
* Think and speak clearly
* Identify and solve problems
* Think on my feet: integrate a lot of real time data
* Computer literate:
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o Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook

o ACT! Customer Management;
o University entertainment booking software
o Ticketmaster
o AutoCAD
o Inline Design
o WordPress


PROFESSIONAL Writing/Contact Management Experience EXPERIENCE
Management/Supervision
* Managed departments and programs in the following environments:
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o Technical
o Theater
o Behavioral Health

Featured Columnist Inside Tucson Business; 10 years copies available (120 columns)
Authored and marketed toolkits on Marketing, Sales, Financial MangementLeadership Program, SOAR
Published Feature Artiles in Inside Tucson Business
Published articles in Engineering/Business Publications
Content writer for MaddMarketing in Behavioral Health/Addiction field
Author of numerous articles published in various newsletters, online and sold at conventions in booklets



EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Business Consultant, Speaker, Publisher 1990 – Present
Youngblood Consulting, Tucson AZ
Managing Director, UApresents, University of Arizona 06/2010 – 06/2011


ADDITIONAL RELEVANT EMPLOYMENT
CEO
Vice President Marketing
Vice President Engineering
Computer Aided Structural Analysis, Tucson AZ
Vice President, Manufacturing & Engineering
Vega Biotechnologies, Inc., Tucson AZ
Vice President, Manufacturing & Engineering
Manostat Corporation, Inc., New York, NY
Area Engineer, Clinical Systems
Project Manager, Clinical Systems
E.I. DuPont, Wilmington, DE

EDUCATION
MBA – in progress, University of Phoenix, Tucson, AZ
B.S., Mechanical Engineer, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
B.A., Mathematics & Sociology, University of Nebraska

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Certified Management Consultant, International Management Consultants
Certified Professional Coach, International Coach Federation
Past Board Member, National Speakers Association:
Past Board Member:
WOSAC, University of Arizona
Western Region Quality Representative:
Association for Quality, Tucson Association for Quality
Alzheimer’s Association: Past Board Member
Japan America Association: Past Board Member

References available upon request

Interests

Sharon's career interests are communicating through speaking and writing. She has used these interests and her skills in these areas to rise to the executive level in high technology companies. In addition, she opened her own business as a management consultant and was successful for 22 years. In this capacity she got to satisfy her interests in writing and gained a wide knowledge both in the social sciences, medical and technology fields. She is that rare individual who is both knowledgeable and able to take a position to advance both her own interests and those of her clients.

Education

University of Nebraska

Sharon completes her degree in three years while raising two toddlers. She is always short on time so few school activities but she does really well providing gymnastics, swimming and other cultural and skill based activities for her children. She excells in both social sciences and mathematics so she earns a double major. Being a southern girl and raised to loathe math and science, in doesn't occur to her to become an engineer until later down the road. She works as a pretend playboy bunny in a knock-off club in the evenings to support her children and earns a full scholarship to pay her tuition

University of Arizona

Sharon completes a year and a half toward her masters degree and she can't imagine she is capable of earning enough money with a sociology degree to support, let alone educate, her children, so she cuts her losses and sells insurance for a few years (3). She does so well at this venture, she socks away enough money to go back to school and study engineering, get a high paying job and send her babes to college.

University of Arizona

Ah, Sharon hits pay dirt. She already has all the math she needs and took physics and chemistry as electives so she skips through engineering, still working hard to support her family, graduates and feels like a movie star in the '80's as dozens of high paying jobs jump up in the interview rooms. She choses DuPont and a successful, and fun, career, begins.

Business

137 Projects Completed

Business Columnist for Inside Business as well as a Feature Writer. Sharon's column was featured monthly under the business section. She, being a recognized expert in the business community, writes about trends in specific industries as well as features businesses highlighting the best practices in selected companies and industries. Sharon often writes retrospective career articles featuring prominent business people in the community to honor their lifetime work.

Self Help

120 Projects Completed

Sharon wrote a book to be used to train engineering managers in the Art of Making Presentations. This book was used for ten years in a leadership development program where she taught public presentation skills. The title of the book is," Presentation Power: What To Say and How To Say It When Every word is Worth A Million Bucks" The book was published by the Engineers Society and is still made available to engineers as a training module. It is tailored specifically to making million dollar proposals to clients and securing the contract.

Medical

27 Projects Completed

Sharon does content writing for several behavioral health websites. She receives assignments from a marketing company and they send their titles only. Sharon researches the topic and submit a 300 to 500 word piece on the topic assigned. The marketing company supplies their own layout and graphics. The deadlines are usually tight and require good research as well as industry and business knowledge. Having owned and operated her own consulting company for twenty two years, Ms. Y is familiar with a wide range of industries and is extremely well versed in marketing as well as organizational development.

Blog Post

38 Projects Completed

Sharon writes blogs for several clients in diverse industries. The purpose of the blog listed is to drive students, educational agents and potential industry partners to the clients websites. The blogs contain keywords but are written, in this case, in a friendly manner, as opposed to technical, to convey comfort in the homestay situation. Each blog is tailored to the clients' needs and style preferences. She always reviews the client competitors and industry to strike just the right tone for the blog.

Direct Mail

0 Projects Completed

Sharon has produced Direct Mail headlines and advertisements for twenty years in a variety of industries. She writes them herself and/or teaches her clients the basics of advertising and copywriting. She has also produced advertisements, flyers and direct mail letters for clients as well as ghost written articles to support client expertise.

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