Sharon Alexander was selected as one of the Springfield Business Journal’s (SBJ) 20 Most Influential Women for 2014. Each year, the SBJ honors 20 women for improving the southwest Missouri business, civic, and philanthropic communities.
Sharon Alexander is the Director of Development for Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM) and is responsible for providing development management in LSSM’s 43-county service area. She is responsible for researching and securing funds for Legal Services of Southern Missouri through grants, solicitations, and contracts. She directs grant management to secure funding for the organization’s programs/operation, and grant compliance and reporting. She oversees the promotion and marketing of the organization’s services and the role of the nonprofit entity. She manages the planning of meetings, retreats, events and other such matters of the organization, including public relations, marketing materials, website, twitter, Facebook, annual reports and newsletters. She works on developing and maintaining relationships with government entities, other non-profit organizations, law firms and business. Sharon coordinates outreach and education efforts with the private bar, community organizations, and the public. She also assists with the development of continuing legal education programs and staff trainings.
Sharon has been involved in the Christian County Family Crisis Center Board of Directors, 2002 – present, (past board president 2010 – 2013 and past board secretary 2005 – 2010); Barry-Lawrence County Advocates Standing Together (BLAST) Board of Directors, 2005 – present; CPO Violence Free Families, 2002 – present, former board secretary; CPO Family Violence Subcommittee, 2013 – present; CPO Housing Collaborative, 2002 – present; CPO Homeless Veterans Task Force – 2013 – present; Continuum of Care – 2012 – present; Resources Unlimited Network, 2002 – present; Helping Parents Help Children Task Force; and the Southern Missouri Consumer Fraud Task Force. Statewide she has been involved in Missouri Department of Public Safety STOP VAWA Implementation Plan Committee, 2009 – present; and Missouri Department of Public Safety Envisioning the Future Committee, 2013 – present.