Loyola University Chicago

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership

Sharon Gist Gilliam

Sharon Gist Gilliam, Mundelein College '65,  has been actively involved in public policy research, education and public employee recruitment and retention for most of her career. She is the Chief Operation Officer of Unison-Maximus, Inc. one of America's largest government service companies devoted to providing state, local and federal government services practice. Ms. Gilliam also served for four years as Chief Operating Officer for the City of Chicago, where she was responsible for policy implementation and a total operating and capital budget of $4 billion.

Ms. Gilliam's previous experience also includes four years service with the District of Columbia Government as Budget Officer for the Department of Housing and Community Development and service in the City of Chicago government as Acting Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Services.