Beth Bowman is an ethics-driven professional with diverse management experience and a commitment to stewardship, collaboration, and inclusion. Specialties include organizational development, human resources, and strategic planning.
Beth currently serves on the leadership team at
Olu's LLC/Olu’s Home, Inc/Olu’s Beginnings, LLC in North Minneapolis as the Human Resources Director. Olu's Home
is a licensed organization designed to provide residential and in-home services for individuals receiving services under the Developmental Disability (DD), Community Alternative for Disabled Individuals (CADI), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Elderly and Alternative Care (EW & AC) waivers. Olu's also operates Olu's Beginnings
, which offers a child development experience unlike any other, with environmentally conscious and intergenerational programs. Olu's Beginnings thrives as a North Minneapolis establishment, positively influencing families through education and the moral values of our curriculums.
Beth has an extensive board of directors leadership background. She recently served as the President for the Goldstein Museum of Design
advisory board and has previously served on the Givens Foundation for African American Literature and the Cycling Museum of Minnesota boards. Beth was President of the Board of Directors for the University of Minnesota College of Design
as well as the College of Visual Arts Alumni Boards.
She has served in a committee, advisory, and/or volunteer capacity for Prepare + Prosper
, the Emily Program
, the Minnesota Orchestra
, the Cedar Cultural Center
, the Minnesota State Arts Board
, and DOCOMOMO MN
. She has led panels and projects with Art Basel
Switzerland/Kickstarter, the American Craft Council
, the Walker Art Center/MNArtists.org
, the Minnesota Theatre Alliance
, the Metropolitan Council Public Art Program
, and the Springboard for the Arts
She is a trained studio artist/designer
(BFA) formally trained in the United States and France. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and Europe in many group exhibitions and has had four solo shows. Her paintings and drawings have explored the subjects of memory, place, shelter/architecture, maternity and forgiveness. Her work has been on display in various locations and belongs to many personal collections in the US and Europe, including Rosanne Cash, Nancy Brown Negley Wellin, Anne Beau Cox Chambers, Neal Karlen and Anne-Françoise Béchard-Léauté.
Beth holds two graduate degrees (MA) in education and affordable housing/design from the University of Minnesota including a recent professional certificate
specializing in Human Resources.
Beth's consulting work is is an independent business and CERT and WBE certified. The Central Certification (CERT) Program is a small business certification program recognized by Hennepin County, Ramsey County, the City of Minneapolis, and the City of Saint Paul. The CERT Program includes certification for Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), and Small Business Enterprise (SBE). She is also included in the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council consultant database and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Twin Cities Society for HR Management (TCSHRM).Professional recommendations and skills endorsements by colleagues available at linkedin.com/in/bethloraine
***Land Acknowledgement: A Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land and respects the enduring relationship between
Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories. We remember and honor the Indigenous people of North
and South America, in particular the Dakȟóta people, who called this land home until it
was taken from them. We express our gratitude for their
witness on how to live honorably and humbly.
We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present. May we
always remember that the Earth does not belong to us, that we belong to the Earth, and that we are all relatives in life.***