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Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Announces New Member of Leadership Team

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Announces New Member of Leadership Team 

 

Beth Myers has joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of America as Senior Vice President, Network Leadership & Organizational Development, effective July 1, 2013. In her new national role, Myers will be based in Texas, where she previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas, one of the network’s largest of 350 local agencies. Myers was quite successful in that role and in 2006, she became the youngest selected “CEO of the Year” awarded by the National organization based on organizational performance.

“Beth is an outstanding leader and we are fortunate to have her back serving Big Brothers Big Sisters,” said T. Charles Pierson, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. “With this national appointment, she will be able to serve our entire network in a way that will benefit our affiliate leadership of executives and volunteer boards. Her understanding of our mission and business acumen will assist our local efforts to achieve our vision to serve more children for the better, forever.”

While serving as Big Brothers Big Sisters South Texas agency leader, Myers was also selected by her peers and played a national leadership role as the Vice Chair of the Nationwide Leadership Council. Myers has served most recently as a consultant for nonprofit organizations in Texas. In addition to holding a Master’s degree in Social Work Administration, she has a graduate certificate in Executive Business Coaching. Myers has received many recognitions for her service in the nonprofit sector including being recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Rising Star Award and she was recognized by Governor Perry, for her efforts on the Governor’s Mentoring Initiative Task Force.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Survey Report reinforces the mentoring program’s evidence base of positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness.

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 100-year history. With about 350 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 630,000 children, volunteers and families. The organization is engaged in a nationwide search to reunite with alumni mentors, mentees, donors, and family, staff and board members. Learn more at BigBrothersBigSisters.org.

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