Maria Renna Sharpe is an attorney and accountant and member of the bar in New York, New Jersey and Texas. She is currently a member of the board of directors of Lamb Weston Holdings Inc., an NYSE traded company and serves as Managing Principal of Sharpe Human Solutions, LLC, a human resource consulting and commercial real estate investment company. Prior to that, Ms. Sharpe served as Senior Vice President, Global Human Capital Management, Services & Operations at PepsiCo, Inc., a food and beverage company, since 2014, and was Chief Human Resources Officer, PepsiCo Europe from 2010 to 2014 and Senior Vice President, Compensation, Benefits & Human Resource Systems from 2008 to 2010.
From 2004 until 2008, Ms. Sharpe was Chief Human Resources Officer & Corporate Secretary of UST Inc., a tobacco products company, responsible for the company’s human resources function and corporate governance matters. Before that, Ms. Sharpe held various senior human resources and legal positions at Pepsico, Inc., including Vice President, Benefits from 2002 to 2004, Vice President, Compensation from 1999 to 2002 and Vice President, VP, Human Resources Counsel from 1995 to 1999.