Sharon Whitfield brings a wealth of financial and budget experience to the Commission. Prior to working with the Commission, Sharon worked in the Financial Services section of the Texas Department of Agriculture for fifteen years. Ten of those years were focused on budgeting. Sharon became a Sr. Budget Analyst in 1992 where she held that position until 1996 when she was promoted to a Budget Analyst III. In 1999 she was promoted to Supervisor for Budget and Planning and she held that position until her transfer to the Commission. Sharon has performed advance budget preparation and analysis work, prepare grant reports as required by state and federal guidelines, monitor budgets and expenditures, prepare monthly budget reports, develop internal operating budgets as well as work on the Legislative Appropriations Request. Sharon is an authentic Austinite, born and raised in the Capitol City, graduated from Crockett High School and a graduate of Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.