Betty spent the last 29 years of her career as Office Manager for Sonoco Products, a Fortune 500 Packaging Company located in South Carolina. As Office Manager she became skilled at multi-tasking, organization, facilitating, etc. She was liaison for home office, benefit expert for Cincinnati location, purchasing agent, orientation of new hires, negotiated with sales people, developed and implemented programs and manuals, etc. Betty was a member of the Management Team, Hiring Team, and served as Safety Coordinator for 8 years.
Retiring at the end of May, 2014, absence a plan for “what you’re going to do once retired”, Betty knew her involvement aside from her job and having family commitments for her first summer figured the future would take care of itself. She served on the Board of her HOA from March, 2015 through February 2018, holding the offices of Treasurer and President as well as serving on the Budget and Finance Committee.
Having attended Empower U classes since 2012 she joined the Board in 2016 and, accepted the position of Community Relations Director beginning the fall of 2017. In January, 2019, she accepted the vacated position of Executive Director. When joining Empower U her goal was to use the skills developed through her career to continue the success and growth of the organization. Betty likes being busy, learning, interacting, and meeting new people so increasing involvement with Empower U has been a good fit.
She was a Playhouse in the Park volunteer for seven years, resigning in 2016. In the early 1980’s she played both indoor and outdoor soccer for 9 years, on the Greenhill’s Women’s Team. After soccer she learned to play tennis and consequently became a volunteer for the Western & Southern Open, completing 26 years of service in 2018. Currently plays golf.
While Betty enjoys getting involved and doing many different things none is more valuable than spending time with family and friends. She has lived in Sharonville for the past twenty one years, has three children and five grandchildren.