Bringing more than 20 years of proven expertise in the full range of human capital management and an expert in developing highly effective organizations, Beth Gifford has delivered proven results in privately held as well as Fortune 500 companies, with responsibility for locations throughout the United States, Canada, Central America, Europe and Asia.
An expert in facilitating strategic planning, and the mechanics of organizational behavior, Beth is proven to be highly innovative in the application of multiple methods and tools designed to achieve desired and sustainable results. These include application and analysis of leadership assessments, robust talent review processes, creation of key performance metrics, data analytics, and the design of performance systems anchored in accountability.
Holding the SPHR designation reflects a certified body of knowledge in the human resources profession, while the earned MBA adds the credibility of a significantly high level of business acumen. Beth is also a certified Change Management Practitioner, and earned her LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt from The Ohio State University.
BSBA Business Administration, Mount Vernon Nazarene University
MBA, Franklin University
LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt, The Ohio State University
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
Certified Change Management Practitioner
Additionally, Beth taught Human Resources and Labor Relations at the University of Kentucky, and Ohio Dominican University. She is currently a member of faculty at Cedarville University where she has been involved in MBA course development and is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business Administration.
It is this vast experience as a business executive and employer that differentiates Beth's work to impact and alleviate poverty through job readiness training and strong employer partnerships. Combined with a heart for service, the heritage of her parent's years of service on the south side of Columbus, and an educator's view, Beth is expertly equipped to lead Columbus Works, Inc. right here in her own home town.