Sharon Lee Thony is a brand marketing executive and digital marketing instructor, with nearly two decades of experience creating award-winning marketing campaigns for travel, beauty and luxury lifestyle brands. Sharon is founder and principal at Sharon Lee Thony Consulting, a boutique marketing collective that partners with savvy businesses looking to scale their efforts in various integrated marketing channels for growth: social media, search marketing, website optimization, email marketing, digital performance and brand strategy.
Sharon started her career as an account executive at top advertising agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi and McCann-Erickson, working with client brands like P&G, Unilever, Mastercard, and Johnson & Johnson. She later went client-side to Unilever brand marketing to work on personal care products like Caress, Lever 2000, Q-tips, Axe, Dove, Snuggle, and Wisk. She led marketing teams in the non-profit sector at the Girl Scouts of the USA and Lumberyard, as well as luxury hotel brands like COMO Hotels & Resorts, Triumph Hotels and Le Soleil d’Or.
Sharon is a Distinguished Faculty member at General Assembly, having led the creation of their Digital Marketing course curriculum and has taught over 100+ classes and workshops in digital marketing. She is also a Founding Member of Chief, a network of elite female professionals, and Co-Chair of the National Alumni Council at the American Association of Advertising Agencies. Sharon has earned a BA from New York University and an MBA from The Wharton School. She lives in NYC with her husband, their two adorable sons and their dog.