Dr. Sharkey is the Managing Partner of Capitol Alliance Group. Inc. He has been actively involved in statewide issue campaigns for over fifteen years. He has been successful in creating, mobilizing and evaluating public policy issues and trends to prepare and take advantage of new challenges and opportunities occurring in the arenas of state and local governments. Dr. Sharkey’s professional background includes education and economic development research, policy and planning. He has worked in England, Thailand, Latin America and in other parts of the world as a consultant for various international agencies. He holds a B.S. degree in English, a M.Ed. in Educational Research, a M.S. in Sociology and Economics and a Ph.D. from Florida State University in International Development.