Beth is a licensed insurance professional who has been in the property and casualty insurance industry since 1984. Educated at UNO in Business, Beth was awarded her Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designations. She has been an Insurance Associate at Eagan Insurance Agency for the past seven years and recently moved to Eagan’s Northshore location.
Beth was named one of New Orleans CityBusiness’ “50 Women of the Year” in 2014. She is a member of the Insurance Professionals of Greater New Orleans and serves on the Boards of the Louisiana SPCA and of the Yes Foundation, an organization dedicated to teaching handicapped children the creative art of glass casting. The organization currently has a patent pending on a specialized wheelchair, a project that developed after her husband became paralyzed from an accident in 2004.
Beth is a co-owner of Coconut Beach, the popular beach volleyball venue that was uprooted from West End Park because of Hurricane Katrina and is now located in Kenner’s Laketown area. Beth offers Coconut Beach each year to host a very successful fund-raiser for Children’s Miracle Network Telethon, with all proceeds going to New Orleans’ Children’s Hospital. Since its inception this event has raised almost $1,000,000.
Beth worked with the Kenner Recreational Department to create regulation beach volleyball leagues that are open in the spring, summer and fall. She established a Junior Volleyball League in conjunction with Jefferson Parish school principals and coaches to offer free volleyball clinics, youth instruction and access to the facility. This prepares young people to play and earn scholarships in beach volleyball on the college level, now that it has been named an official NCAA sport. This league provides young people an excellent after school activity promoting fitness, team spirit and cooperation.
She also hosts the annual Slam-N-Jam, a tournament held at Coconut Beach for high school students that brings in over 1,500 participants and earns over $25,000 annually for Catholic Charities. Beth donates any leftover frozen food from Coconut Beach’s concession stands to Ozanam Inn, when the beach closes for the winter season.
She is a previous member of the Southern Offshore Racing Association and currently frequents charity events and fundraisers including those held by the American Heart Association. She enjoys ‘keeping it local’ by attending events such as “Politics with a Punch”, which brings local news media and political activists together in a lighthearted debate of current events.
She enjoys gourmet foods and wine tasting and is a strong animal advocate. She and her husband live in Covington.