Sharon Olson was elected to treasurer at the Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) conference October 28, 2017 in Newport Beach, CA. LDEI is an international organization of over 2,300 women leaders in food, beverage and hospitality whose mission is education and philanthropy.
Ms. Olson is executive director of Culinary Visions® Panel and founder of its parent company Olson Communications, Inc., a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). Prior to this LDEI Board appointment, she served as secretary in 2014. She has also served on the executive board of Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago for six years, including two years as president. She brings over 35 years of experience in foodservice marketing, strategic planning and business management and holds a BA degree in marketing communications from Western Illinois University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.