Sharon Slade is the director of strategic initiatives for the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) and leads corporate engagement, partnerships, and new strategic programming. She works closely with CRI trustees on brand development initiatives and leads CRI’s Associate Board. She spearheads strategy, fundraising, and programming for CRI’s Answer to Cancer Patient Education Program and Cancer Immunotherapy Month, an awareness month reaching over 5 million people.
Prior to working at CRI, Sharon served in a number of executive marketing roles, including U.S. vice president of marketing and training for CHANEL’s Fashion Division, global vice president of marketing and strategy for St. Regis Hotels & Resorts (Marriott), and chief marketing officer for Bleachers, where she developed a new smartphone app for private schools. Sharon also has extensive consulting experience developing growth strategies for lifestyle, fashion, and luxury brands. Her early career included marketing and business development roles at General Mills and Marketing Corporation of America.
Sharon is an active member of Women in Development-New York and Women at Dartmouth. Recently she served as the chairman of Davidson College’s Parent Council, a fundraising and community-building organization.
Sharon graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Colgate University and received a Master in Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
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