Sharon Price John
Sharon Price John has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) since June 2013. In just a few short years, she has helped lead the company through a financial turnaround, while refreshing the nearly 20-year-old brand and repositioning it for future success. At the St. Louis headquarters of Build-A-Bear Workshop and when visiting stores across the globe, the Tennessee native leads and challenges her teams to be better and do better every day in a uniquely engaging way. She takes the time to share the full story with employees and answer questions, and they in turn know she will always speak the truth. Sharon is a sought-after speaker and has been a contributing writer to Fortune.com as a member of Fortune’s Powerful Women (MPW). She lives in St. Louis with her husband and three children.