Meet the President of P.E.O. International Chapter
Beth Ledbetter, president of International Chapter, was born in Jacksboro, Texas. Her P.E.O. journey began 38 years ago in Chadron, Nebraska. In 1978, Beth, her husband Howard and their three sons moved to Johnson City, Tennessee. There, Beth became a charter member of Chapter AE by transfer and the chapter’s first recording secretary.
Beth attended East Tennessee State University as a nontraditional student to finish a B.A. degree. Shortly after graduating she opened N. Beth Ledbetter & Associates, a successful real estate appraisal business.
Beth was president of Tennessee State Chapter in 2000-2001 and served a six-year term on the board of the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE) before being elected to the Executive Board of International Chapter in 2007.
Beth is an active member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church in Johnson City. She is past President of the Holston Conference Board of Trustees (1996-98) after several years as a board member. Beth plays the piano for her own amusement when it’s time to take a break from the computer.
Howard Ledbetter, Ed.D. was an educator and administrator prior to his retirement. He is Beth’s greatest supporter and advisor. Beth is proud of her family: Bill, Deborah (WG, Roseville, California), Kate, Mike, and Abby, Roseville, California; David, grandson Nicholas, Sacramento, California; Marcus, Jennifer (AQ, Johnson City, Tennessee) Tuck, Sam, and Ellie, Johnson City, Tennessee.
Beth says, “Becoming involved in P.E.O. has been a huge education for me and an opportunity to grow in so many ways. I believe in what I promised—what we all promised—to devote a due share of our interest and energy to the Sisterhood.”
Beth is dedicated to our P.E.O. values and projects. Through her dignity of character, leadership and humble graciousness we will continue to expand our outreach to future women.