I came to know Sharon as part of a delegation of nationwide women traveling to North Africa. Months before the trip, she introduced herself via email, as the whole group did, and offered to again take the initiative of compiling a comprehensive reading list to ensure we'd all be thoroughly prepared for our adventure. The reaction to her offer was unanimously positive. The previous year, she had done extensive research for the group's tour to Egypt and Jordan. The reading list she circulated made an major difference in the cultural understanding of the trip, and all of us traveling with her were thrilled that she would again take the lead. And for our most recent tour of India, she was once again an invaluable asset by acquainting our group in advance with the cultural aspects of the trip, such as appropriate clothing, mannerisms, greetings and gifts. I was wowed by her enthusiasm and professionalism before I even met her. And when you do meet her, she is gracious and engaging - of course, she is a protocol expert! However, it is also her training as an attorney that gives her added depth and dimension, and the greatest of respect from her peers. But what I am especially touched by is her generosity of spirit. I have since enjoyed several professional engagements with her, including her lead in coordinating a meeting for me with the Moroccan Ambassador to the United Nations which added enhancements to a tour to Morocco that I was coordinating.