Betsy’s family moved to Marietta, Georgia when she was in grade school, and that’s where she grew up. She attended public schools and thrived in extracurricular arts programs like drama and music, leading her to be a lifelong arts advocate,
Following her high school graduation, Betsy attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts where she earned degrees in Government and Women’s Studies. While she loved her college experience, she most certainly did not love the New England weather. Upon graduation, she returned to Georgia and accepted a position at Turner Broadcasting.
From day one, Betsy’s career has focused on directing resources to help others. In her early days at Turner, she developed volunteer programs and community outreach. Later, she took over responsibility for the company’s philanthropic giving and community partnerships. Today, she not only works with the company’s community relations but also civic affairs, employee programs and workplace culture. Last year, she celebrated 20 years with the company.
Betsy has stayed consistently active in the community personally as well. In addition to being an avid volunteer, she served on the boards of the Atlanta Community ToolBank, ToolBank USA, Communities in Schools and Fugees Family, a nonprofit dedicated to the education of refugee children. She’s an active member of Morningside Presbyterian Church, where she has served as an ordained deacon, taught Sunday school and led a women’s group focused on social justice and community issues.
Currently, Betsy sits on the board of governors for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, where she chairs the Creative Economy Committee focused on growing business in Georgia in fields like production, film, television and music. This experience allows her to advocate for economic development throughout the state of Georgia.