Associate Profile - Betsy Hutcheson '95
"Making the decision to be an associate was easy," shares Betsy Hutcheson '95. "I am where I am today, because of the College." And she is in a good place. Having recently launched her own communications consulting business, she also competes in triathlons, coaches and mentors runners, and is preparing for her March 2009 wedding.
Hutcheson, an English major, spent the undergraduate years developing her writing and communication skills. An internship senior year led to her working for Roanoke's Resource Development, where she later served as Director of Regional Programs from 1997 to 2000.
After spending several years overseeing corporate branding and communications for a restaurant franchise portfolio company and BellSouth Business in Atlanta, GA, Hutcheson decided to open her own company focusing on executive and employee communications and marketing communications.
An avid endurance athlete, she has participated in several marathons and triathlons while volunteering as a fundraiser and a motivational coach with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training. She encourages "runners to achieve what they think is impossible."
Even with all that is going on in her life, she plans to maintain her Associate status. "Roanoke taught me that I have a responsibility to be a leader," she states. "Now I have a fiscal responsibility to help the school influence and develop more leaders."