Sharon Byram was appointed to the Nevada Tax Commission as the mining industry member in November 2017. She has more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry and in taxation. She opened her firm, Sharon R Byram, Attorney at Law, PLLC, in 2015, and her practice focuses on serving the mining industry in Nevada with state and local tax and valuation services.
Prior to opening her own firm, Ms. Byram worked for Ryan, LLC from 2011 to 2014, providing tax and valuation consulting to mining operations throughout the United States and Canada. From 1987 to 2010, Ms. Byram worked for Newmont Mining Corporation, where she gained valuable experience in mine accounting, tax, business, and litigation. She was awarded the Chairman’s Award by the Newmont Board of Directors in recognition of her successful integration and settlement of tax issues related to a complex merger.
Ms. Byram holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Summa Cum Laude from National University, San Diego; a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno; and a Juris Doctor from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is licensed to practice law in Nevada, and holds a CMI (property tax) certificate from the Institute of Professionals in Taxation.
She is a member of the Nevada Bar Association, American Bar Association, Nevada Taxpayer’s Association (board member), Nevada Mining Association, Women’s Mining Coalition, Elko County Board of Equalization, Institute of Professionals in Taxation, Elko Rotary Club (board member), and the Elko Chamber of Commerce.