Sharmagne Taylor, CMP is an entrepreneur and seasoned meeting and event consultant with specialization in project and attendee management, community engagement and DEI initiatives.
Over her 35-year career, she has provided both comprehensive and project directed support to corporate, national, and international association, religious, fraternal, educational and government organizations including registration, housing, budgeting, strategic planning, and fund development support. Prior to opening her own firm, On-Site Partners, Inc., in 1998, Sharmagne worked for 15 years in hotel operations, sales and convention services, primarily with Hyatt and Hilton.
She is graduate of University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, where she is currently a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board and a board member, committee chair and Distinguished Lecturing Member of Eric’s Club. In 2003, she completed the Community Minority Business Advancement Program offered by The University of Texas McCombs School of Business. Sharmagne is a 2020 Distinguished Service Award recipient of the University of Houston Alumni Association and the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award presented by the Hilton College Alumni Association, where she helped to establish the Mary Douglas Endowment which has provided eight scholarships since its inception, to both graduate and undergraduate students. She also serves as an executive committee member of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitor Bureau and the Sales and Marketing committee for Houston First.
Sharmagne is a life member of Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, a life member of University of Houston Alumni Association, a past board member of UH Black Alumni (UHBAA), a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Mu Kappa Omega Chapter and has served as president of Julia F. Thompson, Inc., its charitable organization, focused on lifelong learning and providing funding for its scholarship and community service programs. In her ministry journey as an adult, she has focused on campus ministry, women’s ministry, Christian education, event management support and economic empowerment activities within multiple United Methodist congregations.
Sharmagne and her husband, Charles, now retired, have been married for over 35 years and have two adult children—Evan, a technology professional and education innovator currently enrolled at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, and Barry, a mechanical engineer who lives and works in Southern California.
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