Sharon Decker has been consulting with The Chip Bell Group for several years. She spent over 17 years in the public utility industry with Duke Power Company (now Duke Energy), one of the nation's largest utility. Starting as a Consumer Education Representative, she moved rapidly through the company to become the youngest and first female vice president in Duke Power's history. As Vice President of Customer Service, Sharon was responsible for the creation of Duke's 24-hour Customer Service Center with accountability for creating a new culture for service excellence at Duke Energy. While at Duke, Sharon also held positions as Chief Communications Officer and Vice President and Executive Director of the Duke Power Company Foundation. After Duke Energy, she was named President of the Doncaster Division of Tanner Companies. She has served on the public boards of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. and Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated, Inc. and is a past Chair of the Charlotte, NC Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she is the founder and president of The Tapestry Group in Rutherfordton, NC.