Sharon L. Goldmacher is a veteran in the marketing public relations industry. She develops integrated, results-oriented marketing PR and interactive campaigns for clients in industries from consumer products and real estate to food/beverage, sports and technology.
Competitive by nature, she createdÂ communications 21Â in 1992, at the naive age of 28 and within the first two years, she won the DeKalb Chamberâ€™s Stargazer award for â€œSmall Business Start-Up of the Yearâ€ and the Young Advertising Professional Award presented by the Atlanta Ad Club, and in 21 years the company has garnered almost 70 awards.
Sharon speaks on marketing PR and interactive strategies across the country at various organizations such as the Association of Public Gardens, the American Marketing Associationâ€™s Annual Summit, the Exhibit Design and Producers Association, NewComm (Society for New Communications Research conference), MBA Conclave Curriculum and Teaching Conference, PRSA chapters in Washington, D.C., and Florida and more.
She currently volunteers on a number of industry and community boards, including the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, the American Marketing Association â€“ Atlanta Chapter, Leadership Buckhead and The Blue Horse Association. She also has held volunteer positions with the Green Chamber of the South, Literacy Volunteers of America and Hands On Atlanta. In 2013, Sharon was the executive director of the Atlanta Local Organizing Committee for the planning and execution of the 2013 NCAAÂ® Men’s Final FourÂ®.
While a love-hate relationship, golf is her current passion, and her favorite golf saying is “fairway-play is for sissies.”
I have lived in Atlanta for my entire working career, since 1978. My undergraduate education includes two years in art school in Philadelphia, then two years at college in France where I completed my BFA in art and art history. I then returned to the USA and pursued graduate school at Syracuse University (full scholarship) where I received a Masters of Fine Arts in Museology (MUSEUM studies). For fourteen years I worked in museums in Atlanta, mostly in Director of Education positions, but it was my position at Chattahoochee Nature Center as Director of Education from 1992-98 that convinced me of my lifetime dedication to the environmental field. From there, I continued to work in environmental education for Keep Sandy Springs North Fulton Beautiful (1998- 2006) until I became the Executive Director of EarthShare of Georgia in March 2006.
Dave Basarab has founded multiple consulting firms, including Dave Basarab Consulting and V.A.L.E. Consulting and LLC. Basarab has worked as chief learning officer and head of training and development for Fortune 100 companies like Motorola, Pitney Bowes, NCR and Ingersoll Rand. He has worked with clients like AT&T, The Cheesecake Factory, Ameriprise Financial, and many more. Basarab earned the Chief Learning Officer Innovator of the Year Award and helped Pitney Bowes earn a spot on the Training Magazineâ€™s Top 100 Companies list. Basarab has developed many groundbreaking training and evaluation techniques and continues to do so with his new Mobile Business Academy. For more information, please visit www.mobilebizacademy.com.