Platinum Performer – Sharon Weed

Sutherland has a plethora of incredible people. However, we have many who are willing to go the Extra Mile. In acknowledgment of their efforts, we honor them as a Platinum Performer. Recipients of this prestigious award are invited to our special quarterly dinner where they are recognized for their contributions to the company. Meet Sutherland’s latest awardee.

1. How and when did you come to Sutherland?

I have been at Sutherland for 7 years. I enjoyed working with my program selling advanced telephone systems from the beginning. I was the Engagement Coordinator for 4 years, and currently I’m a Producer.

2. What gets you up in the morning? No, not your dog or alarm….but what really drives you to get up and give your best each day? 

I am driven to succeed. I look for satisfaction and recognition in my work.

3. So far in your career at Sutherland, what are your top three most important accomplishments?

I have been nominated for three Platinum Awards here at Sutherland. I am very proud of them, as they were awarded throughout my career. The company has recognized my accomplishments many times. My awards were Sutherland Integrity Employee of the Month in April, Sutherland Platinum Award for People in July 2011, and Sutherland Platinum Award for People in August 2016. I also have my five years of service award and LEAD Management Certification.

Here is what one of my peers had to say about me:

Recognized for Everyday Leadership – “I appreciated your humor, thoughtfulness and attention to detail as you showed me what you were doing throughout a meeting and a training event. It was a great way to get my feet wet, and I look forward to being a part of our team. Your passion and love for what you do is clear, and contagious.I appreciated your humor, thoughtfulness and attention to detail as you showed me what you were doing throughout a meeting and a training event. It was a great way to get my feet wet, and I look forward to being a part of our team. Your passion and love for what you do is clear, and contagious.”

With that kind of camaraderie among my peers, I find Sutherland a fun place to work.

Just to add a fourth accomplishment, I have completed and am certified in the Management Leadership Program here at Sutherland.

4. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received at work or in life?

You have to enjoy what you do. Having interesting work is the top reason people stay in their jobs. I LOVE what I do. It is interesting and different every day.

5. What do you do outside of work?

I love golf! Some are not impressed, but I am a devoted member of the Pro Tour want-to-bees!! I ski and am an expert skier. I spent 10 years in Colorado and skied with the best of them. I am also a mom of two phenomenal engineers. My daughter is a Mechanical Engineer, my son a Chemical Engineer, and my husband a Technical Engineer. We don’t ask questions at my house because no one wants the scientific view, so you might have guessed I am the most fun of them all.

6. What three words best describe you?

The three words that best describe me are enthusiastic, compassionate, and ambitious.

7. What are your favorite snacks or food to bring to work?

Oatmeal with almonds is the breakfast of champions, and the stubby pretzels are a fantastic snack anytime during the day.

8. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

I would want to fly. My feet hardly touch the ground everyday with the joy I have in my family, friends, and my work. Flying seems like it would make it all so official.

Meet our Author!

By Amber Kukiela| Amber is the Candidate Experience Specialist for Sutherland. She has a diverse background in marketing and has worked with Welch Allyn Inc. and the New York Family Business Center. She is a recent graduate of Le Moyne College where she majored in Business Marketing and minored in Philosophy and Art Administration. During her time at Le Moyne, she was a sprinter and high jumper for the NCAA track and field team. Since then, she has been running in 5k races around the Central NY area. When not running, she dabbles in photography, painting, and illustrating. She also enjoys baking and cooking and uses her coworkers as taste testers.

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