Sharon Emek

Sharon Emek

President and CEO

Recent business achievements: Founded WAHVE in 2010 to bridge the gap between insurance firms’ staffing needs and insurance professionals wanting to phase into retirement; currently provides staffing solutions for more than 100 insurance firms

Other professional roles: Has served on numerous boards, including the Independent Insurance Agents of New York, Agents Council for Technology, the Center for Womens Business Research, the NYC Mayor’s Small Business Advisory Board and the IBM Small Business Research and Technology Advisory Council

Other accomplishments: First woman to receive the IIABNY 1882 Fellow Award, the organization’s highest honor; first woman to receive the Sidney O. Smith Government Affairs Award from the IIABA; Helen Garvin Outstanding Achiever Award; National Promising Research Award (for her doctoral research); 2014 IBA Elite Woman; member of the 2015 IBA Hot 100

Prior to founding WAHVE in 2010, Sharon Emek was a partner at CBS Coverage Group, a regional full-service insurance agency. Emek also founded the Emek Group, which merged with CBS Coverage. Prior to joining the industry, Emek was a professor at Rutgers University, where she received her doctoral degree. A prolific public speaker on insurance, management and women’s business issues, Emek is often sought out by the media for her expertise. She’s appeared on CNN, CNBC, CBS and Lifetime and has been quoted by numerous periodicals, including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

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  • Work At Home Vintage Employees
  • 75 East End Avenue Suite 16G New York, NY 11746

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