Sharon Anne Harrington, Commissioner

Sharon Anne Harrington became a Commissioner of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission in July 2009.  She was reappointed by Governor Christie in June 2013.

Immediately prior to joining the Commission, Harrington served as Chair and Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) from March 2004 through July 2009.  During her tenure, the customer experience was transformed, services were modernized and streamlined and on-line technology solutions were added.  Under her leadership the agency was regarded as one of the most successful in the state.  While at MVC, she served as Vice Chair of the Region 1 Board of Directors of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators and on the International Board.

Commissioner Harrington was State Director for U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg. Previously she was 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. Under three governors, Harrington served as Chair of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, where she worked with policy leaders to advance strategic support for the arts.  With a high regard for the importance of public service, she also served as a member of the State Ethics Commission, Commissioner on the Urban Enterprise Zone Authority, and a Public Member to the New Jersey Cemetery Board.

She currently serves as a Vice Chair of Art Pride New Jersey, the state’s largest arts service organization.  Previous board service includes membership on the Non-Profit Finance Fund, Atlantic City Special Improvement District Advisory Committee, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Passage Theatre, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Women of Irish Heritage of the Jersey Shore, as well as The New Jersey Cultural Trust.

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.