Sharon Wardrip

Chief Administrative Officer

Ms. Wardrip is the firm’s Chief Administrative Officer and in her role is responsible for human resources, learning and employee development, office administration and recruiting and retention.  She works with firm directors, office managing shareholders and executive committee to develop and facilitate best practices and improve effectiveness in their administrative processes.  Ms. Wardrip has led several legal lean sigma teams and also serves on the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee.  She is a frequent instructor for the Society of Human Resource Management PHR/SPHR certification classes.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Ms. Wardrip held executive positions in the banking and insurance industries, directing the areas of human resources, professional development and administrative services, with a dual role as affirmative action officer.

Ms. Wardrip has served on several boards, including IndySHRM, Diversity Roundtable of Central Indiana and Training, Inc.  She also served on the speakers bureau of The Julian Center, a shelter and recovery center for victims of domestic violence, and as a broadcaster for WFYI’s (PBS affiliate) IRIS program for reading impaired.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • SHRM
  • ALA


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