As president of the Fund, Bethia brings critical analysis to Northeast Ohio’s most pressing challenges, works with diverse stakeholders to find common ground, and advances real solutions in job creation, job preparation and job access. Bethia led the development of The Two Tomorrows, a call to action that codifies a set of regional priorities to advance inclusive economic growth. Bethia joined the Fund in 2010 and most recently served as its vice president before being elected to president in December 2019. Bethia is a boomeranger; after growing up in Shaker Heights, she spent her early career in the greater Washington, D.C., area conducting cost risk reviews of major defense programs while earning her master’s degree in applied economics. Bethia spends her free time taking on one-too-many projects in the kitchen, rearranging her living room furniture, and helping her two sons and daughter navigate their way through life.

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