Sharon Nolen

Sharon Nolen

Manager, Global Natural Resource Management at Eastman Chemical Company

Sharon Nolen is Manager, Global Natural Resource Management at Eastman Chemical Company.  Sharon holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Tennessee Tech University and has completed the University of Tennessee’s Executive Development Program.  During her 30-year career at Eastman, she has held a variety of leadership positions in Process Engineering, Plant Engineering, Corporate Quality, Information Technology, and Utilities Division before assuming leadership of the Worldwide Energy Program in 2010.  Her role has expanded to more broadly include natural resources, with a focus on water conservation/reuse and renewable energy.  Under her leadership, Eastman has been recognized by EPA for eight consecutive years as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year.  Sharon is Eastman’s representative for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge Program.  Sharon is a Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager.