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Mike Sharp, MBA ’81, named new chair of the Johnson Annual Fund

08/13/2012

Mike Sharp, MBA ’81, agreed to take on the role of national chair for the Johnson Annual Fund effective July 1, 2012, says Leslie Z. Hathaway, director of the Johnson Annual Fund. In this new role, Sharp also serves as chair of the Dean’s Leadership Committee and as an ex officio member on the Johnson Advisory Council.


Mike Sjavascript:void(0);harpMike Sharp, MBA ’81, agreed to take on the role of national chair for the Johnson Annual Fund effective July 1, 2012, says Leslie Z. Hathaway, director of the Johnson Annual Fund. In this new role, Sharp also serves as chair of the Dean’s Leadership Committee and as an ex officio member on the Johnson Advisory Council.

Sharp is executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Jefferies Group, Inc., a position he assumed in September 2010 after having been a partner at the WilmerHale law firm. Before joining WilmerHale, he was managing director and general counsel of Citi Consumer Banking, Global Cards, and Global Wealth Management. Prior to joining Citi, he was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Sharp began his legal career as a judicial clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Before practicing law and after graduating from Johnson at Cornell University, he traded U.S. Treasury Bonds.

In addition to his role as national chair for the Johnson Annual Fund, Sharp serves on the boards of directors of Sanctuary for Families and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and on the Board of Visitors at the University of Georgia School of Law. Sharp is a volunteer instructor for Workshop in Business Opportunities, an organization dedicated to helping small business owners and budding entrepreneurs from under-served communities.

In addition to his MBA from Johnson, Sharp holds a law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Georgia Law Review, and a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University.
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