Greater Phoenix Economic Council hires Sharon Hwang as Chief Operating Officer
Hwang brings 15 years in corporate leadership to award-winning regional economic development organization
PHOENIX (Feb. 11, 2019) — The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Sharon M. Hwang as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Hwang oversees daily operations of GPEC and prioritizes initiatives and projects for the organization.
“We are always developing strategies to increase our efficiency and staff communication at GPEC,” says Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “Sharon has expressed dedication to improving these aspects in her everyday work, making her a valuable addition to our team.”
“Greater Phoenix has endless opportunities. I was specifically drawn to GPEC by the hustle, ambition and pride the staff has in both its work and the region,” Hwang said. “I’m eager to leverage my background in the cross-section of real estate, education and healthcare to Greater Phoenix, which is already regionally and nationally competitive in these spaces.”
Before GPEC, Hwang worked with Turner Impact Capital where, as social impact officer, she performed due diligence on multi-family housing acquisitions, managed portfolio assets, and partnered with over 100 schools, hospitals, law enforcement, and nonprofit institutions to create community-enriching programming. Turner, based in Santa Monica, CA, is a real estate investment firm positioned to create over $3 billion in innovative and sustainable infrastructure in underserved markets.
Hwang has additional career experience in fundraising and investor relations with Watershed Asset Management, a $2 billion credit hedge fund in San Francisco, CA, as well as with Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) in Hoffman Estates, IL, where she worked through eight different corporate leadership roles, including HR, IT, and logistics, further expanding upon her knowledge of operational necessities.
“At GPEC, every person clearly cares about the collective throughout. I’m confident a large part of that is a firm belief that our mission is bigger than any one of us,” Hwang said.
Hwang began her executive position in September 2018.