Sharon Anne Harrington became a Commissioner of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission in July 2009 and currently serves as Vice Chair. Prior to joining the Casino Control Commission, Harrington served as Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) from March 2004 through July 2009.
During her tenure at the MVC the agencies were modernized, many services were brought to on-line technology solutions, the computer system was modernized and use of credit cards added. She oversaw the security of drivers’ licenses with the establishment of identity verification. Programs and services became more efficient with the transition to the established professionals in areas such as driver education, motorcycle training and driver improvement programs. Safety, security and service were vitally important to her during her stewardship of that agency.
Commissioner Harrington was State Director for U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg. She had previously been Managing Partner with Public Strategies Impact, a Trenton-based Government Relations/Public Affairs firm. Her portfolio included public and private sector clients at the state and federal levels.
Harrington served as Vice Chair of the Region 1 Board of Directors of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) and on its International board. She was also a member and past chairman of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She served as a member of the State Ethics Commission, Public Member to the New Jersey Cemetery Board (1981-1983), Commissioner on the Urban Enterprise Zone Authority (1984-1990) and a member of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (1990-1996; 2002-2010).
Harrington currently serves as a board member of ArtPride New Jersey and the Non-Profit Finance Fund. Past service includes: the Atlantic City Special Improvement District Advisory Committee, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Passage Theatre, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the Women of Irish Heritage of the Jersey Shore.
Harrington is a graduate of Glassboro State College, now Rowan University, where she served on the Alumni Board. She is married to George Sullivan. They reside in Bradley Beach, Monmouth County.