Executive Director of the AIR Institute
Five Words About Me:
Imaginative, big-picture-thinker, pragmatic-optimist, connector, planner
One Surprising Skill:
Squirrel whisperer and labyrinth designer
Beth has more than twenty-five years of executive level experience with non-profits, governmental agencies, broadcast media, and the arts. She is a visionary thinker and a talented communicator. Beth has created messaging and strategies for victorious political candidates and issues, inspired citizen participation in government, managed public planning efforts, repositioned struggling organizations, and developed innovative programming that connects people. Beth is a national leader in the fields of arts professional development, community development, and entrepreneurship. As the creator and Director of the AIR Institute of Berea College, she is at the forefront of connecting artists and creatives to their communities in new ways that truly raise the value of art and creativity.
Beth is a voracious reader, cook, gardener, and singer. She had ten years of classical piano training and played in the 1983 Montreaux Jazz Festival with the University City High School Jazz Band. Beth is still working on a multi-generational novel about Midwestern women musicians and strives to understand string theory.