Sharon Sternheim

President and CEO, Zitomer

Sharon Sternheim is President and Chief Executive Officer of Zitomer/Thriftway Drug Corp.

The Sternheim family has maintained a long association with Long Island University (LIU) that dates back to Sharon’s father, Hyman Gooderman, a 1933 graduate of LIU Pharmacy’s predecessor (the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy). Sharon and her late husband Howard, a 1954 graduate of LIU Pharmacy, served as Council of Overseers for LIU Pharmacy and on the LIU Board of Trustees, where Ms. Sternheim is currently co-chair of the development committee.

Highly philanthropic, Ms. Sternheim established the Howard Sternheim ’54 Memorial Endowed Scholarship to support pharmacy students with academic promise and financial need, as well as the NACDS Foundation Howard Sternheim ’54 Internship Program.

In addition to her service to LIU, Ms. Sternheim is an active member of the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District, an executive board member of the National Association of Chain Drugstores, and a 2006 Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World recipient.

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