GFWC Secretary

With her strong leadership skills, collaborative nature, creativity, and enthusiasm, Mary Beth will continue to be an asset to GFWC.

Mary Beth currently serves as GFWC Secretary. She served as International Outreach Chairman (2018-2020), Leadership Committee Member (2016-2018), was a 2012 Leads Graduate, and Charter President of Babs’ Inspirations.

As International Outreach Chairman she traveled to Zambia with UNICEF to witness firsthand the work done by this partner. She has attended the UN Foundation Shot@Life Summit for six years.

She served as the Western States Region Fundraising Chairman (2016-2020) and chaired the recent 2021 Region Conference.

Serving as the Colorado President (2014-2016), she launched the State Leadership Program, created a successful GFWC Capital Campaign program, reinstated ESO, and began a state book club. She remains engaged with her club and launched the club’s successful “After 5” group.

A valued community volunteer, Mary Beth has held leadership roles in numerous organizations. She is a Board member and past Chair of a historic low-income child care center, was key in establishing a friends group for the local senior center (formed the 501(c)(3)), served on various United Way committees, co-chaired a major community environmental symposium, and served as PTA president for four schools, opening two new schools.

Mary Beth earned her graduate degree in Agricultural Economics and worked for the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service. She worked for Colorado School District 11 as volunteer coordinator and earned her Certified Volunteer Accreditation. Married to Larry, their family includes their son and daughter-in-law; two grandchildren; their daughter, a GFWC Massachusetts member; and son-in-law.