Bio of Sharon Stevenson, BA, HBA, CAFM, CAPA
Sharon Stevenson is currently employed with the Peguis Surrender Claim Trust as the Trust Manager, since February 2016. Where she is involved in the implementation and administration of a multi-million dollar community Trust. Prior, Sharon was the Finance Manager with the Peguis School Board, whereby she provided financial advice and management on a multi-million dollar programming budget. Sharon also has management experience with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Headquarters and the Royal Bank of Canada. She is also an elected on-Reserve Financial Trustee of the Peguis Treaty Land Entitlement Trust from the Fall of 2007.
After graduating from Peguis Central School, Sharon attended the University of Manitoba where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She subsequently attended the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and completed her Business degree. Sharon has always been a strong supporter of AFOA Canada and has achieved her CAFM and CAPA designations. Sharon has also been awarded the Xerox Excellence in Leadership Award in 2004 for her leadership in financial management. Recently, Sharon has also completed the Harvard Executive Program “Leading People and Investing to Build Sustainable Indigenous Communities” in 2017 with AFOA Canada.
Sharon also provides Board support for AFOA Canada and the Peguis First Nation Finance Committee. Sharon and her family: spouse Howard French, son Kiinnan, daughter Aniike and granddaughter Binidee reside in Peguis where she is actively involved in community programs and events.