Sharon is the Founder of Central Florida Public Affairs (CFPA), specializing in government relations and community engagement throughout Central Florida.
With more than two decades of experience working with the Central Florida Community, Sharon specializes in creating government & communications strategies throughout Florida.
Sharon Smoley served in several Public Affairs roles before founding her company. She has deep experience working on Local & State Government Relations Strategies, building coalitions among the business community, managing campaign training programs, industry relations, and state and local procurement and appropriations projects.
She has represented initiatives on behalf of a broad range of industries, including Tourism, Healthcare, Internet & Television, Development, Transportation, Energy, Micro-mobility & Local Services.
Most recently, Sharon served as the Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy for the Orlando Economic Partnership (“Partnership”). In her role, she was head of the Public Affairs team, allowing her to lead on regional policy issues at all levels of government on behalf of Central Florida’s business community.
Sharon believes strongly in giving back to the community through service. She has served on many boards and advisory committees throughout the region while representing clients on industry boards and associations.
She currently serves on the board of the Downtown Arts District, is a member of Dr. Phillips Performaing Arts Center’s “Circle,” and is a graduate of the 37th class of Leadership Florida. Previously, she served on the West Orange Political Alliance boards, Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association’s PAC, The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, and is a past Chair of the Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber Commerce. She is a graduate of the Leadership Orlando, Leadership Osceola, Leadership West Orange programs and was selected as a Florida Delegate to the 2012 Democratic Convention.
Sharon graduated with her Master’s in Business Administration from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in 2006. She received her bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in Massachusetts with a major in political science.