Sharon Conatser, of Champaign, Ill., was elected national vice president of the American Legion Auxiliary during the organization’s 94th National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 22-28.
Conatser joined the American Legion Auxiliary through her father Clay Lofton, a WWII and Korea veteran. She is also eligible through her husband, Marty, a Vietnam veteran, and her son, Rick, a veteran from the Gulf War-era. Conatser is a member of Urbana Unit 71.
Conatser has held numerous leadership positions in the organization at the unit, district and department levels. At the national level, she has chaired many committees and has served special appointments since 2001. During the 2007-2008 administrative year, she also served as First Lady of The American Legion.
Conatser is retired from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after 25 years where she served as an administrative assistant. She is an active member of her community and Faith United Church. Conatser’s three sons, daughters-in-law and five grandchildren are all members of The American Legion Family.