Sharon Allen, M.B.A

S6-H Workforce Inclusion: A Measure of Its Importance in the Equity of Care

About Sharon Allen, M.B.A


Sharon C. Allen is the Senior Executive Director for the Division of Personal Membership Groups (PMG) of the American Hospital Association (AHA).  Her key responsibilities include product development,   market planning and innovation, operations, customer relationship management, business development, project management, market strategy development, financial planning and budgeting, and staff management.  For the past 16 years, Sharon has been an adjunct instructor at Columbia College of Missouri where she teaches a variety of junior and senior level marketing and management courses.

Sharon has more than 22 years of marketing experience, sixteen of which in the health care industry that includes nine year at Baxter International. This industry experience has made it easy for Sharon to become an advocate for health care issues that affect hospitals and

Sharon is an honors graduate of Jackson State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Roosevelt University. Her honors include Who’s Who in Management - 2008, Who’s Who in Black Chicago – 2006 and 2010, Streetwise Outstanding Volunteer – 2006, Top 100 Leaders Under 50 by Diversity MBA Magazine – 2010. 

Sharon’s published work includes an article in Forum Magazine (Oct. 2010) entitled, “Make the Business Case for Meetings,” which she co-authored with another AHA employee.  She is also published in a 2007 research study by The League of Black Women entitled, “Fostering the Leadership Potential of Black Women in America.

University of St. Thomas - Minnesota Opus College of Business