NEWS RELEASE: Sharron Sutton 2016-17 BWM State President


Sharron Sutton 2016-17 BWM State President

Sharron Sutton, Joplin, was installed as president of Business Women of Missouri at the April 22-24, 2016 Annual State Conference, Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark, MO.

Ms. Sutton, a member of Joplin BWM Club since 1993, held the local club’s offices of recording secretary, vice president, president elect, and is currently president. At the state level, she has served as Bylaws chair, Nomination chair, Individual Growth chair, State Conference chair, parliamentarian for board of directors meetings, regional director, and served on the BWM state executive committee.

Sutton chose “Just One Woman Can” as her logo to focus on women helping women. Her colors represent red for women’s health, pink for breast cancer, yellow for uniting military women, purple for domestic violence, and green for the BWM logo.

A 29-year employee of Pennington Drug-Amerisource Bergen, Sutton worked in the Data Processing and Customer Service Departments. After Amerisource closed the Joplin office, she worked at H&R Block for ten years. She has been an active member of the Blendville Christian Church for 35 years, where she has served as primary Sunday school teacher, the Fellowship Committee Chair, and most recently fixed lunches for the teachers and staff at Irving/Emerson Grade School for Teacher Appreciation.

Sutton has one son Randy, four grandsons, and two great-grandchildren. Her grandson Gatlyn will graduate from high school in 2016.

Business Women of Missouri was established in 1921 and celebrated its 95th annual state conference. BWM state conferences feature dynamic speakers, recognition of members, awards, installation of officers, and meetings to conduct BWM business. BWM’s mission is to empower women personally, professionally, and politically. For more information about Business Women of Missouri visit

Submitted by Linda Fisher

BWM Publicity Chair