Josie Beets

Senior Vice President of Advancement | Tampa, FL

As Senior Vice President of Advancement, Josie works closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Trustees to integrate communications and fundraising to support United Through Reading’s mission delivery. She leads a team of development and communications professionals who together provide program support through alliance strategies, marketing and campaigns, special events, gift development, and donor stewardship.

Josie has 14 years of experience in the nonprofit and public sectors. Before joining the staff, she served on the United Through Reading Board of Trustees. Josie previously served as Senior Director of SAFE Communities, leading the organization’s signature national initiative to end the addiction epidemic, community by community. She also managed the President’s Management Council, which advises the White House and Office of Management and Budget on government-wide management policy. She was also a part of the leadership team of the Military Spouse JD Network and secured licensing accommodations for military spouse attorneys in multiple states.

Josie is an attorney, an Army spouse, and mom to two. In 2013, Josie discovered United Through Reading when her spouse was deployed to Afghanistan. Since then, her family has used UTR to stay connected through deployments and other military-related separations.

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