Sharon Grant

Assistant Vice President & Diversity Officer

Ms. Grant was appointed Assistant Vice President and Diversity Officer in June of 2022. She oversees Chesapeake Utilities’ equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) strategy and initiatives, including its EDI Council and employee resource groups, while also collaborating across the organization with the teams responsible for the enterprise-wide environmental, social and governance plan. In addition, Grant leads efforts to improve the employee experience at Chesapeake Utilities, with a focus on employee engagement and enhancing Company culture to foster an environment that promotes wellness, inclusion and belonging.

She is an accomplished human resources leader who most recently held the role of vice president and chief diversity officer at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership in Richmond, Virginia. There, she oversaw the design and implementation of the talent management strategy, human resources operations, employee engagement strategy, and the enterprise-wide strategic plan for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Ms. Grant also has held leadership roles with global responsibility at Cisco Systems Inc. and the City of Atlanta, and led her own HR consulting firm.

Ms. Grant holds an MBA from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. She also has numerous certifications in project management and human resources.