Beth is the Manager of Public Relations and Internal Communications for Industry Expansion Solutions. In this role, she works to promote the IES brand to various audiences and stakeholders, including the news media and potential customers, through public relations initiatives, social media, and other community engagement initiatives. She also manages the North Carolina Awards for Excellence (NCAfE) program. Previously, Beth served as special assistant to the Executive Director of IES/Vice Provost for Outreach & Engagement. She supported strategic planning, special projects, the IES Advisory Board, and the Senior Leadership Team. Beth was also instrumental in the work of the Office of Outreach & Engagement and managed O&E strategic planning, the University Engagement Advisory Board and Strategic Steering Committee, and other special projects. Beth has more than 30 years of experience in communications and public relations that includes serving as Communications Director for the NC Dept. of Commerce and Public Relations Director for the NC Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development. Beth has an undergraduate degree in broadcast journalism/English from the University of Southern California and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.