A major force in Beth’s life is the desire to connect people, resources, and ideas to make the world a better place which is why she is excited to join Independent Sector as chief partnerships officer in January 2019.
Beth comes to IS after founding and leading Community Impact Solutions, a consultancy focused on organizational development for nonprofits and small businesses. She also spent eight years with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and was national director, partner strategy & volunteer engagement where she developed BGCA’s strategies and systems for intentional and focused engagement of partners at all levels of the organization.
Beth also held roles with Points of Light Foundation and Hands On Network in the areas of organizational growth planning, capacity building and sustainability, and partnerships and community development. She also created a statewide AmeriCorps program that combined direct service with agency capacity building. Beth is a proud AmeriCorps alum and spent her service year leading high school students in transforming their communities through service and civic engagement. Prior to AmeriCorps, her early career was focused in the areas of corporate marketing strategy and promotional partnerships.
Beth holds a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Trinity University. In her spare time, she enjoys playing sports of all kinds, being outside in nature, and traveling to far flung locations such as Antarctica and the Falkland Islands with her camera in tow. After spending the last 20 years in Atlanta, Beth is looking forward to moving to Washington, DC and being immersed in even more bad traffic.