Beth Briggs named executive director of N.C. Council for Women
Here's the press release:
RALEIGH – Secretary Moses Carey Jr. today announced his appointment of Beth Briggs of Raleigh as Executive Director of the N.C. Council for Women (CFW). A member of the Council since her September 2010 appointment by Gov. Bev Perdue, Briggs is founder and president of Creative Philanthropy Consulting Inc.
“Beth’s diverse and extensive experience with advocacy and grants management provides the ideal foundation for leadership of the N.C. Council for Women,” Carey said. “As a board member, she was there during a critical period of transition and will work hard to continue the process of improving services and resources available to women in need.”
Briggs will start her new position on Monday, Jan. 9. The CFW, which includes the N.C. Domestic Violence Commission, provides advocacy services for women and grant resources through Displaced Homemaker, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault programs. Its work and mission were addressed by lawmakers during the last session, resulting in a reduced workforce and expanded grant responsibilities.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to support the N.C. Council for Women’s service to women,” Briggs said. “By ensuring the safety and economic security of women, we stabilize families and create a strong and vibrant state.”
Briggs’ professional experience includes serving as president of the N.C. Public Television Foundation; co-founder and president of the Capital Consortium consulting firm; and director of development for both the U.S. Olympic Festival and the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research. Shortly after graduating from the University of North Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, she launched her career by serving as assistant director of the Public Welfare Foundation in Washington, D.C, and later became associate director of the Asheville Community Foundation.
Briggs also is a board member of the A.J. Fletcher Foundation and chair of the N.C. Amateur Sports Board.