Beth joined the Foundation in fall of 2008 as its first controller. In addition to lots of fun with budgets, forecast, investments, insurance and audits, she enjoys participating in the Foundations Health and Wellness activities and Program related happenings whenever possible. Prior to coming to the Bush Foundation, Beth devoted 20+ years working for The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Born in Joliet Illinois, Beth also lived in Iowa and Texas prior to making the great state of Minnesota her home. She is a graduate of the University of St. Catherine with a BA in music plus a concentration in business. Beth and her husband John (aka JV) are extremely proud of their young-adult children Jack and Maggie and dote shamelessly on their third “furry “child, Lily (an adorable greying pug). They love traveling, biking, snowshoeing and enjoy a healthy rivalry at the ping pong table.