"ONE OF THE CLEVEREST WRITERS I KNOW"
Sharon Waters is one of the cleverest writers I know. At the University, many departments send email notices about events, guest speakers, and so forth. The ones Sharon sent were by far the best. I always enjoyed reading them because they were uniformly smart, crisp and engaging. Sharon is well-organized, thorough and dependable, and she has the rare ability to think strategically while executing flawlessly. Her business acumen and communications talents position her well to help any organization succeed.
— Joseph A. Brennan, vice president, Communications & Marketing, Montclair State University
"IN TOUCH WITH THE ZEITGEIST WHEN IT COMES TO MARKETING AND PR"
Sharon is not only extremely creative and in touch with the zeitgeist when it comes to marketing and PR, she is also a consummate "connector", seeking out and taking advantage of opportunities to communicate, educate and promote. I highly recommend her!
— Elizabeth Rosini, associate dean, Feliciano School of Business, Montclair State University
"MADE OUR EDITORIAL PRODUCTS MUST-READS"
As editor of NJBIZ, Sharon turned around the editorial fortunes of our print and digital products with strong management skills and her sharp news sense. Her execution of creative ideas, including launching the popular Power lists, put NJBIZ on the map and made our editorial products must-reads for the entire business community. Before her arrival, the newsroom lacked connections with top leaders in the state, so Sharon developed relationships with senior management at companies and powerful political figures. Sharon’s tireless networking produced stronger news coverage, which enhanced the value of our products, resulted in new revenue and drove a substantial increase in paid digital and print readers.
— Tom Curtin, publisher of NJBIZ during Sharon’s 6-year tenure as editor
"HIGHLY SKILLED AT DRIVING BUSINESS RESULTS"
Sharon is highly skilled at driving business results through her creative marketing skills. She delivers more than expected. And, I found her communications always caught my eye with engaging, current marketing “hooks!” She also excels at problem-solving, whether it’s a situation involving constrained resources or conflicts. I was relieved when I knew Sharon was a teammate on a new project or initiative; she leaves her ego at the door and pushes toward a win-win solution!
— Michele Ansbacher, chair, Feliciano School of Business board, Montclair State University; retired Prudential executive