Sharon C. Toups, a native of Houma, Louisiana, joined her step-father, E. J. Dugas, in his notary practice upon earning her commission in 1984. The office has been serving Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Mary and Assumption Parishes since 1956. Sharon, and her husband Robert, retained ownership of the business when he passed away in 1995. She earned statewide jurisdiction in August 2012. Diversifying their business, they opened Toups Notary Public Service & Public Tag Agency in 2000 and a second location, Ascension Auto Title, in September 2010. Their daughter, Haley Toups Tivet is co-owner of their insurance agency, Toups & Associates Insurance Agency, LLC which offers notary bonds and/or E & O insurance coverage to many of our members. Their eldest daughter, Talia T. Scott, also worked in the family business. They have been gifted with three beautiful grand-angels, Abigail, Alex & Cora.
A charter member of the Bayou Regions Chapter of the LNA, Sharon served as Secretary from 1996-98 and was appointed President for the1998-99 term. Sharon is the contact for the Terrebonne Parish Notarial Committee. In February 2002 she became a certified instructor of the LNA “Successful Vehicle Transfers” course of study. She travels statewide sharing her knowledge of Motor Vehicle policy and procedures and developed the Successful Vehicle Transfer II course of study in 2010. Elected to the LNA Board of Directors in October 2002, she has served as chair of the Education Committee, Shop Talk Coordinator, served as President of this prestigious organization in 2008, and chaired the association’s 2009, 2010, 2011 Conventions and co-chaired 2012 and 2013 Conventions . She is a co-owner and instructor for the Notary Institute of Louisiana, LLC. Sharon was appointed by the Secretary of State to serve on the Notary Study Committee in 2011 which has enabled her to represent Louisiana notaries in legislation that threatens our commissions. She is a Registered Parliamentarian and a member of the National Association of Parliamentarian. Sharon is Vice President of the Louisiana Public Tag Association, an association geared to fostering the growth of public tag agencies around the state. She graciously seeks another opportunity to serve as “your” board of director and would appreciate your vote on September 27th.