Sharon Chrust (Board Member since 2015) has been involved in the Contemporary Art market for over 25 years. She founded Sharon Chrust & Associates in 2003 which provides appraisal and art consulting services to private and corporate clients and currently serves as Executive Board Member of the Appraisers Association of America. In addition, Sharon is an adjunct instructor at New York University in the Appraisal Studies Certificate program. Prior to starting Sharon Chrust & Associates, Sharon was a gallery director at the Waterside Art Gallery in Stamford, CT, a docent at the Whitney Museum of American Art and worked in the public relations department of the Cooper Hewitt Museum. She has a Masters in Art History from Hunter College, a BA from Boston University, has completed the Certificate of Appraisal Studies at NYU and has passed the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice Exam.