Betsy Bean completed graduate school at UGA in 1972. She was a school librarian for a year and then became a rock and roll DJ for the next 10, finishing that first career in Atlanta. Subsequently, she worked as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal/Constitution, followed by public relations and marketing and newsletter publishing in the field of local government and urban planning. More recently, she was downtown development director for the City of Anniston, Ala. Betsy moved back to Athens in 2013, and has been loving it ever since. She’s excited about all this college town has “for us at 50 Plus.”
Betsy loves mid-century modern design, historic downtowns, everything Athens and the next door dog, Bubbles.