Sylvia Shoen

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Sylvia J. Palms

(1962-06-23) June 23, 1962 (age 61)
Oahu, HI
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationBusiness management
Alma materEvergreen State College
Spouse(s)Joe Shoen
  • Frederick Palms (father)
  • Goldie Mae Royal (mother)
FamilyBrenda Palms-Barber (sister)

Sylvia Shoen (born June 23, 1962) is an American businesswoman and a former Vice President of Supplier Diversity at US West Communications.[1] In 2011, she opened Royal Exchange Furniture and Sooo U! Fine Clothing and Accessories.[2]

Early Life

Sylvia J. Palms was born on June 23, 1962 in Oahu, HI,[3] Hickam Airforce base[4] She is third of four children born to Frederick Palms, commutations specialist in the United States Airforce, and Goldie Mae Royal, vocational education teacher, and associate pastor. Sylvia has two older sisters and one younger sister.

Sylvia, attended Geiger Elementary school[5][6] where she was a top student in her class. She also attended Hunt Jr. High[7] and Woodrow Wilson High School[8] in Tacoma, WA.


Shoen started selling seeds and picking berries as her first job in Tacoma, WA as a tween. As a teenager she worked at McDonalds which proved to be a great foundation professionally. After graduating from college Sylvia's career took off at U. S. West in Seattle, WA as a Strategic Account Manager. She was transferred to the Washington DC office as a lobbyist.[9] She was promoted as the Procurement Director of Supplier Diversity and relocated to Denver, CO. Within six months she was promoted to Vice-President of Supplier Diversity, managing a $8 billion budget.

Personal Life

Sylvia began dating Joe Shoen, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of AMERCO, the holding company of U-Haul International in 2000. In 2002, she married Shoen in a private ceremony. They have three children: Royal, Carty, and Joseph Shoen. Joe has two sons from a prior marriage, Stuart and Sam Shoen. The family resides in Phoenix, AZ.

Cancer Survivor: Myelofibrosis

In 2017, Sylvia was diagnosed with Myelofibrosis Cancer.[10] She had a bone marrow transplant. Her sister Brenda Palms-Barber was the donor[11] After receiving a stem cell transplant, Sylvia is considered a cancer survivor of a rare blood cancer.[12]

Sylvia Shoen in the media



  1. "Home & Business Internet, Phone, and TV | CenturyLink". Retrieved 2020-10-12.
  2. Noel, Richard (2011-11-09). "Two sisters to open three diverse businesses downtown". Downtown Devil. Retrieved 2020-10-12.
  3. "Oahu", Wikipedia, 2020-10-06, retrieved 2020-10-12
  4. "Hickam Air Force Base Guide". Retrieved 2020-10-12.
  5. "The Black Jelly Bean Lesson". Sylvia Shoen. 2017-01-03. Retrieved 2020-10-12.
  6. "Geiger Montessori School - Geiger Montessori School". Retrieved 2020-10-12.
  7. "Hunt Middle School (Closed 2013) Profile (2020-21) | Tacoma, WA". Public School Review. Retrieved 2020-10-13.
  8. "Woodrow Wilson High School - Woodrow Wilson High School". Retrieved 2020-10-13.
  9. "It Takes a Village to Develop Yourself". Sylvia Shoen. 2019-09-15. Retrieved 2020-10-12.
  10. "What is Myelofibrosis Cancer?". Sylvia Shoen. 2020-06-23. Retrieved 2020-10-13.
  11. (2020-04-13). "Find a donor". Retrieved 2020-10-13.
  12. "Against All Odds |Survive Myelofibrosis (Cancer)". Sylvia Shoen. 2020-09-20. Retrieved 2020-10-13.

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