About Lisa Sharrard (Jones)

Lisa Sharrard Jones
Principal, CFM, ANFI, CPM

Lisa Sharrard (Jones) served as Chair of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) from 1999-2001 and has over 25 years of floodplain management and NFIP experience.

While serving as ASFPM Chair, Lisa worked for the State of South Carolina (1994-2010) as the State’s Flood Mitigation Coordinator, managing the Community Assistance (CAP-SSSE), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Programs and Project Manager for FEMA’s Risk MAP (Mapping, Assessment & Planning) with the SC Department of Natural Resources.

Ms. Sharrard served on FEMA’s CRS Task Force (2002-2009) as well as numerous other committees, task forces and providing Congressional testimony.

In 2011, Ms. Sharrard established her own consulting business now operating as U.S. Flood Solutions LLC. The company provides a comprehensive array of environmental consulting services related to floodplain management, mitigation, flood insurance and flood mapping specialties.

Prior to entering the consulting arena full time in June 2013, Lisa was employed with CSC (Blythewood, SC) as a Senior Professional, specializing in training Underwriters and Customer Service Representatives who supported the FEMA Direct (Flood Insurance) Contract of the National Flood Insurance Program.

Ms. Sharrard  possesses dual certifications as both a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) and Associate in National Flood Insurance (ANFI). Ms. Sharrard is a licensed Insurance Producer in South Carolina, North Carolina and as an Insurance Counselor in GA. She currently serves as the Co-Chair for the ASFPM Regulations Committee.

Lisa was appointed in 2012 as a Regent to the Certification Board of Regents for the CFM Credentials.

Prior to coming to SC in 1994 Ms. Sharrard was employed as an emergency management trainer and subsequently served as the Assistant NFIP Coordinator NC Division of Emergency Management (1986-1994). While originally from the southern part of New Jersey, Ms. Sharrard grew up in Wilmington, NC which is no stranger to floods and hurricanes.

I've known Lisa since she was Chair of the Association of State Floodplain Managers. She has long been in the forefront of moving floodplain management forward while being very aware of the needs, responsibilities and limitations of the states and municipalities that carry out floodplain management approaches.

William Nechamen, CFM
Chief, Floodplain Management Section, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation