Beth Whitaker, CPA, spent 37 years in the finance industry. Over the course of her career, she held various leadership roles with PepsiCo, Republic Bank, Deloitte & Touche, and ultimately served as the Vice President of Operations at Fidelity Investments where she was employed for 23 years. In 2018, she joined Rudi Steele Travel, serving as Accounting Manager for the full-service travel provider which specializes in luxury and adventure travel.
Beth earned her B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas Tech in 1981 where she was Vice President of the COBA council, a member of Beta Alpha Psi, and a volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. She then went on to earn her M.B.A. in Finance from the University of North Texas in 1985. Beth was recognized by Fidelity Investments on several occasions for her volunteer contributions, leading the company's annual children's coat drive and a clothing drive for women reentering the workforce through the "Attitudes and Attire" organization of Dallas. Beth is currently involved with The Women's Auxiliary to Children's Medical Center and is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs.
Beth and her husband, Josh, have one daughter, Holly. She is an avid traveler, visiting all 50 states. She and her family have been long time supporters of Texas Tech athletics and she tries to attend several games per year.