Beth is an Accounting Manager with more than 25 years of grants management experience and nearly 20 years of non-profit and municipal experience to the agency. Beth has her MBA, MS in Accounting and her Paralegal Certificate. Although Beth’s primary focus in her career has been the non-profit sector, she has worked on several for-profit companies during her 8+ years of audit, as well as for-profit related-parties at several past employers.
Before joining ARI, Beth was the Controller and Interim CFO at United Community and Family Services, a $34 million non-profit Community Health Center in Norwich, CT with a complex array of federal and state funding. Additionally, she worked at Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative, a non-profit joint action agency that supports municipal utilities across the state of Connecticut. There she managed an $18.4 million grant award and a $200 million annual revenue stream moving from Grants Manager to Accounting Manager to Controller during her tenure.
Her accounting career started in the Bursar’s office at Northeastern University working on federal financial aid compliance for the school. She used these analytical skills to support graduate school efforts and secured a position at KPMG in Boston, where she spent 5 years in Audit & Assurance focusing on state & local governments, non-profits and retirement systems. She moved to Maine for several years, working for Runyon Kersteen Ouellette (RKO), a public accounting firm in South Portland, where she maintained her focus on non-profit and governmental accounting and transitioned to be Finance Director at the City of Saco, Maine when her daughter was born; assuming responsibility for all city finances for a population of 18,000+.
In 2010 Beth and her daughter returned to CT, where she grew up, and put her skills to good use expanding her non-profit experience to nearly 20 years, and her grants management experience to 25+. Beth stays active in her community through the Lions Club, volunteers with Girl Scouts of America, is a Board member for several non-profits, PTO member, and an annual walker raising money for causes such as breast cancer research, vision impairment and Special Olympics (to name a few).
Beth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, as well as a Paralegal Certificate, her Master in Business Administration and Master in Accounting from Northeastern University in Boston.