President, Bristol West Insurance
Sharon is President of Bristol West Insurance Company. She is responsible for leading the business unit to deliver a comprehensive range of automobile insurance products at competitive prices. Bristol West is sold through brokers, exclusive and independent agents, as well as direct. With GWP of $1 Billion, Bristol West insures nearly a million vehicles in 42 states and is a proud member of the Farmers Insurance Group.
Prior to joining Farmers in April 2008, Sharon spent eighteen years with USAA. She led several multi-site operations that provided customer service, billing support and sales of personal lines and life insurance. Sharon served as Senior People officer leading an HR organization supporting over 10,000 employees. In addition, Sharon’s staff responsibilities included extensive experience in workforce planning, organizational design, training, project management, and process engineering.
Sharon obtained both her bachelor’s and MBA from St. Mary’s University. She has also completed executive training programs through both Darden and Wharton.
Sharon is a native of Texas. She and her husband, Jose, enjoy cycling, sailing, and travel.