Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business will honor four distinguished alumni – including someone with ties to Duncan – with their induction into the school’s Hall of Fame on Nov. 1 at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.

The annual Spears Business Hall of Fame banquet recognizes graduates with distinguished professional careers who have given back to their communities, to OSU and who have displayed leadership skills.

Jill Sharp has spent her entire 27-year business career at Halliburton, progressing through a variety of financial leadership roles. Today, she is vice president of finance for the Western Hemisphere for Halliburton.

A first-generation college graduate (bachelor’s degree in accounting, 1992), Sharp was a resident assistant for three years at OSU. She was also a member of the OSU Dance Company, a dance instructor at Showstoppers Dance Studio in Stillwater and captain of the Diamond Girls, a dance squad for the Oklahoma City 89ers baseball team.

 She originally was hired by Halliburton as an accountant in Duncan, Oklahoma, before moving to Houston in 1996, performing various supervisory positions. Her transfer to Kilgore, Texas in 2001 as accounting manager for Southeast U.S. operations began a series of moves, including being named country controller in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in 2003, where she earned her MBA from the University of Calgary. In 2007, Sharp transferred back to Houston as senior accounting manager for a global product line and in 2010 she earned the position of regional controller for the Asia Pacific region, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She and her family returned to Houston in 2013 when she was named to her current position.

Her Halliburton awards include MVP for Leadership (2004) and MVP for Finance and Accounting organization (2010). She was elected class president of the 2013 President’s Leadership Excellence Program class at Halliburton and received the Chairman’s award in 2014. She is a team member of the Finance Mentorship Vision Team, University Recruiting Team, and Halliburton Benefits Executive Committee. Sharp has served on the board of Halliburton’s University Advisory Board since 2016 and on the board of the non-profit organization Gratitude Initiative since 2017, and graduated from Deloitte’s Board Ready Women program in 2019. Recently, Sharp was appointed to the OSU School of Accounting Advisory Board.

For more information about the Spears School Hall of Fame, please contact Lindsey Wallace at 405-385-5160 or lindsey.wallace@okstate.edu.

 

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