What are your goals in your role at your company?
My goal at GSGI is to raise awareness about what we are doing to lift and empower girls. Our mission has never been more relevant. I know we’re moving the needle on giving girls a stronger voice when our membership numbers are increasing.
What are your goals for your community involvement?
My idols in the metro area are the people showcasing with their actions that improving the world isn’t a spectator sport. I’d like to contribute on one or two additional nonprofit boards, while also always making time to contribute my time and talents on the school and community projects in my neighborhood.
What’s your biggest passion, and why?
My biggest passion is being a great wife, mother and Christian. I am competitive to a fault, I love work and fitness and traveling and reading … but the time I spend with my family, the memories we make together, trump everything else.
What is it that drives you?
From the makeshift glove I used in my first T-ball game, to college athletics, I’ve spent my entire life with a fiery passion to prove that being born with just one hand wouldn’t hold me back. I don’t like being underestimated, I don’t like excuses and I don’t like losing.
What are your future aspirations?
I’ve been a CEO for one year. I strive for excellence, and that means continued time and energy mastering this current “season” of life. I aspire to connect with those who are doing it well: from leading with compassion to public speaking, I am hungry to learn from the best.
Four reasons she’s a Forty:
1. Beth advances youth at every corner, coaching youth teams in softball and basketball.
2. She also co-leads a troop of 33 Girl Scouts.
3. Beth is actively involved on the board of the Iowa Amputee Golf Association, providing scholarships for those families affected by various cancers, military tragedies, accidents and other life-changing events causing limb-deficiencies.
4. In one year at the helm of GSGI, Beth has been instrumental in turning around all key performance metrics. Job satisfaction is up 60 percent, membership is up 15 percent, campership is up 12 percent, and fund development initiatives are breaking records.