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Sherry Friedlander Olsen


Organization. How to set up. Working with the government local, state,federal, Law enforcment and general public. Use of internet for locating children, the elderly and other lost individuals. Selecting personnel and when to hire. Expansion time table. Don't ask how to program a computer or any thing to technical. What is the law? There are too many to really know.

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A Child Is Missing Alert program began in January 1997. A grass roots, non profit organization. The program grew from Florida to all 50 states. At present there have been over 1,100 safe assisted recoveries with law enforcement. I learned by doing and hiring the people that were knowledgeable with missing children, law enforcement, IT, programing and those with a passion for helping children. My business experience was owning a business, marketing, and looking for new things that were not yet introduced to our society. I had a public relations and Advertising firm that was successful. This gave me the ability to form this company and be very successful. A real challange.


Kiwanis Fort Lauderdale - Past President; Consultant to Broward County Distributive Education Program. President, secretary & treasurer, Gold Coast Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Chairman, Broward County Schools Vocational Coordinating Committee. Member, Broward County Schools Task Force on Gifted & Talented. Director, Advertising Federation of Fort Lauderdale. 1978 Member, Women in Communications. National Association of Women Business Owners. 1986 Delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business elected delegate. Met David Rush Women’s Business Educational Council. Broward County Charter Review Committee. Since 1974-85 Broward’s Committee of 100, Inc. – Broward Alliance Since 1999-2005 Broward Women’s Alliance. Since 1991-07 Board of Directors, School of Business & Entrepreneurship, Nova Southeastern University. Since 1999/07 Kiwanis Fort Lauderdale – Incoming President/ president/ Board member Since 2001 present Association of Missing & Exploited Children Association – Board member 2004,present Broward County Police Chiefs Association 2005,present South Carolina Sheriff’s Association 2007 -present United Nations Delegate NGO status


Various newspapers. Business In Broward magazine, On the Scene magazine (15,000 Circulation) Promanade newspaper,


University of Cincinnati and Miami University of Oxford, Ohio: Registered X-Ray Technician, Cincinnati General Hospital, Ohio Graduate studies in sales and marketing, Syracuse University. Fox Valley Technical College – Justice Department continued Educational courses.

Awards and Honors

Women In Distress – continued Support to Women In Distress 25 years. 1999 Girl Scouts – World of Excellence Award 1999 Emerald Society – Honorary Irish Person of the Year 2000 J Edgar Hoover Humanitarian Award – presented by the Nat’l Assn of Police Chiefs – 2000 Broward Centers, Unique Lives & Experiences, Real Women-Real Lives Spotlight Award 2001: Florida Missing Children’s Information Clearing House; Citizen of the Year, N. 2001- Board Kiwanian of the Year – 2000, Women in Communication – 2002 Communications Technology and Internet March of Dimes Women of Distinction - 2003 Broward County Sheriff’s Office – Citizen of the Year –2004 No. Criminal Investigation Division Voices of the Community – Woman of the Year Award Presented by the Charming Shops on the Montel Williams Show -2005 Nationwide Chamber of Commerce Fort Lauderdale; Woman’s Circle of Excellence Award; Non pro services – 2005 Hispanic Women of Distinction, Charity Awards - 2006; First Ladies of Broward -2006-Nonprofit – 2006 Business Journal – Best Non Profit organization under $1 Million dollars. 2006 2008 - Florida's Outstanding Elder Worker

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