Sharon Koehler

Managing Director

M.P.A., Public Administration, University of Georgia

As the Managing Director, Sharon works with senior leadership to develop and implement the strategic, organizational, and operational activities of CNDLS and helps to direct the Center's communications efforts. She also oversees all financial and administrative functions and works to enhance the effectiveness and integrity of these operations.

Prior to joining CNDLS, Sharon worked in higher education administration at The George Washington University and the University of Georgia. She has also worked in the non-profit sector at the American Psychological Association as part of their legislative and lobbying group as well as in the federal government as an analyst for the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Outside of work, Sharon enjoys walking around Old Town Alexandria, baking, traveling, and spoiling her nieces and nephews.