President & CEO Beth Torres Named as Women in Business Honoree
Brentwood, Tenn. (August 3, 2017) – Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee President and CEO Beth Torres has been selected as one of Nashville Lifestyles’ 2017 Women in Business honorees. She will sit on a panel with other honorees at the annual Women in Business luncheon at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on August 10.
“Since Beth took the helm of Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee in 2012, our chapter has grown in so many ways,” said Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee Board Chair, Sue Ann Hemphill. “The budget has increased from $1.3 million to $3 million, we have gone from granting approximately 100 wishes a year to granting 140 wishes in 2017 and we are making a positive impact on Middle Tennessee families whose lives have been turned upside down by life-threatening illnesses. Her leadership, dedication to staff development and her passion for the Make-A-Wish mission made her a prime candidate to be one of Nashville Lifestyles’ Women in Business honorees for 2017. ”
Prior to joining Make-A-Wish in 2012, Beth served as Vice President of Development for Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee. She began her career in corporate America working in sales and marketing for Reebok International and for two minor league sports teams in Chicago.
She contributes to numerous causes as an alumni board member of Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt; a trustee of Pi Beta Phi Foundation; and as a board member at Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM). She is also a member of the 2008 Nashville Emerging Leaders class.
She is an alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received a Bachelor of Arts in History. Beth has also earned her MBA from Vanderbilt University where she was honored with the Martin S. Geisel Leadership Award.