Sharon DeNardo joined Hyatt-Fennell in October of 2012. After a dozen years spent working in state politics, Ms. DeNardo chose to redirect her career path toward higher education and development.
As a Senior Consultant at Hyatt-Fennell, Ms. DeNardo’s responsibilities cover a broad spectrum during the candidate search process. She begins by vetting potential clients, conducting pre-screening interviews, and making recommendations regarding each candidate’s fit within the search process. At the next stage of the search, when the field has been narrowed to the semi-finalists, Ms. DeNardo assists with the candidates’ preparation for a more rigorous round of interviews. She also checks references, assists clients and candidates with scheduling on-campus and off-site interviews, and manages related event planning and travel logistics. In every case, Ms. DeNardo works happily and confidentially with all Hyatt-Fennell clients and candidates, aiding them one-on-one from the very first inquiry to the final decision made by the client.
Prior to her work at Hyatt-Fennell, Ms. DeNardo worked for 12 years within the Pennsylvania state legislature. Her most recent service was as a Constituent Services Representative, where she acted as a liaison for residents having difficulty in dealing with various state agencies, along with providing community outreach and services. Ms. DeNardo has always been passionate about public service, and she sees her transition to higher education development as a natural continuation of her longtime interest in matching talented candidates with ideal opportunities to make a positive impact in their organizations and their communities.
Ms. DeNardo is an alumna of the University of Pittsburgh, where she received her BS in Marketing Education. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Valley Care, a Lutheran Services program for seniors and adults with disabilities, and on the California University of Pennsylvania Parent Leadership Council. In addition to her professional and volunteer duties, Ms. DeNardo is also a proud wife and mother of two grown children and two sweet dogs.