Beth Chandler joined YW Boston in November 2012, with more than 20 years of experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. In August 2018, she was appointed President & CEO. Her breadth of work experience encompasses program development, delivery and evaluation, business development, and operations.
Prior to working at YW Boston, Beth served as vice president at the Achievement Network, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping urban public and charter schools close the achievement gap.
Beth also held positions at Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, the largest funding source for civil legal aid programs in the Commonwealth, and Neighborworks America, one of the country’s preeminent leaders in affordable housing and community development.
Beth worked as an associate with Bank of America in corporate banking and began her career as a research and evaluation analyst with the Urban Institute.
Currently, Beth serves on the Eastern Bank Board of Advisors, TSNE-MissionWorks Board of Directors, the Women’s Workforce Advisory Council, and the Leadership Circle of Hope Central Church. In 2022, Beth was appointed to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA) Board of Trustees.
A former professional basketball player, Beth received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.