Beth Gibbons is the manaing director of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals. ASAP is the premier professional society for climate adaptation and resilience professionals across the United States and beyond. ASAP is dedicated to supporting and connecting the people engaged in climate adaptation work and advancing innovative practice across our shared field. Previously, Beth served as director at the University of Michigan’s Climate Center. The U-M Climate Center is dedicated to supporting the long-term sustainability of the Great Lakes region in the face of climate change and facilitating smart decision-making, backed by scientific knowledge. Additionally, Beth serves as the Program Manager of NOAA’s Great Lakes regional RISA, GLISA. GLISA integrates information from a wide array of scientific fields, develops collaborations between entities with similar goals, and helps inform decision makers throughout the region with sound science. In both roles, her core responsibilities include fostering the transfer of information on climate change and resilience from the research community to stakeholders throughout the region. Beth holds a graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Michigan and has worked in the U.S. and Africa on myriad natural resource management, community, and economic development initiatives.Confident, professional, and initiative driven she is a person who can juggle multiple priorities, marshal needed resources, organize projects and teams, and do what it takes to get the job done. Beth is originally from Cooperstown, NY, frequently identified as "America's Most Perfect Village."