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Sharon Giles

Sharon Giles

Title: Director of Human Resources

Company: Utah State University Research Foundation

Location: Logan, Utah

Educational Background:

BS, University of Wisconsin -- Eau Claire
MBA, Utah State University, 2010

Huntsman School Interactions:

MSHR/SHRM Executive Lecture Series Speaker - February 11, 2013


As the leader of USURF’s HR function, Sharon serves as a confidential sounding board and advisor for USURF’s President, other leaders, and employees. As is true in other organizations, USURF’s HR team is responsible for a cadre of processes such as Affirmative Action/Equal Employment, employee relations, compensation & benefits, staffing, leadership & employee development, and succession planning. In addition, Safety, Security and Corporate Events report into Human Resources. Prior to joining USURF, Sharon was Director – Human Resources for ATK’s Aerospace Structures group supporting a geographically dispersed workforce during tremendous transformational change. Sharon’s initial assignment with ATK was leading the group’s Talent Management Center of Excellence. The first twenty years of Sharon’s career were spent at various Kimberly-Clark Corporation locations. A significant highlight during the Kimberly-Clark years was providing business mapping support internationally.


MSHR Executive Lecture Series: Sharon Giles