Shari Smiley

Shari is the SAFE-T Act Team Administrative Lead. Shari grew up in Rock Island and graduated with a BA from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. When attending graduate school, the passion to pursue and work in professional business led to new and intriguing business and life opportunities.


Shari has held the titles of Administrative Lead and Office Manager for over 25 years; also achieving the title of Chief Operations Officer for a renowned, privately owned, manufacturing business for over 10 years.


Shari utilizes her passion for photography and public service by volunteering at local animal shelters and community service organizations. She has two children, two grand dogs and resides with her rescued dogs and cats.