Beth is special assistant to the Executive Director of Industry Expansion Solutions/Vice Provost for Outreach & Engagement. She supports IES strategic planning, special projects, the IES Advisory Board, and the Senior Leadership Team. Beth is also involved in the administration of the Office of Outreach & Engagement and supports O&E strategic planning, the University Engagement Advisory Board, the 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.