Betty Stanley Beene
Betty Stanley Beene is a resident scholar in organizational leadership at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Dr. Beene previously was president and CEO of the United Way of America. Prior to that, she was the president and CEO of the United Way of Tri-State (Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York) and served with the United Way Girl Scout Council in Houston, Texas. She holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from Arkansas State University, an MBA from the University of Houston, and a doctorate in human resource development from George Washington University. Currently, she serves as development chair of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, vice chair of the board for the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., and member of the Spina Bifida Foundation. Dr. Beene was named one of the 50 most influential leaders in the nonprofit sector by the Nonprofit Times and an outstanding national director by the National Nonprofit Roundtable.