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Betsy Braun provides executive administrative support to Leonardo Academy’s founder and president as well as office management, administrative and marketing support to the organization. She manages schedules, travel, speaking engagements, and conferences and spends considerable time with outreach efforts, including all facets of marketing and proposal development. As a member of the Marketing Team, she coordinates email marketing campaigns and issues press releases, and uses her creative skills in the development and design of Leonardo Academy’s marketing, outreach materials and reports. Betsy is a member of the Quality Control Committee that developed a quality control program for Leonardo Academy. She also assists with human resource tasks, staff communications, purchasing, and special projects and provides in-house training to staff on software and other administrative tools. Betsy successfully coordinated an application for LEED-EB Silver Certification at another organization, a task that introduced her to Leonardo Academy, and ultimately joined in 2008.

Betsy has a versatile support skill set developed through 25+ years of experience as an executive and administrative assistant that includes supporting top levels of management, supervising support staff, training, conference planning, newsletter design, editing and writing. She has worked in various industries such as architecture, design/build, insurance, franchise consulting, and banking.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Governor’s State University in University Park, Illinois, and also attended The Art Institute of Chicago with a major in fine art.