Barbara Beck Habitat for Humanity of Florida
Barbara Beck started out at Habitat for Humanity (HFH) in 1992 as a volunteer for the HFH Orange County, California affiliate. Six months later, she was offered a position managing HFH Orange County. Beck moved to Florida in 1998, where she was recruited by Habitat for Humanity of Lee County. She then moved to the Pinellas County affiliate in 2003, where she held the position of President/CEO for 10 years. When Habitat for Humanity of Florida needed a new CEO, they came knocking on Beck’s door, and she took the position of President/CEO for Habitat for Humanity of Florida in August of 2013.
Beck attended Roosevelt University, where she majored in Business and received a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of California Irvine. She was awarded the 2006 Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Nonprofit Business Woman of the Year, the 2012 Female Nonprofit CEO of the Year from the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, and was named one of “Tampa Bay’s 10 Leading Ladies” in BLU Magazine, January 2013.