Judy Beaver has more than 20 years of professional business experience as office manager and consumer affairs manager. As office manager, was “Jill of All Trades, Master of One” - application software. Judy authored the article, “Have Your Way with Word,” for OfficePro, the magazine for administrative professionals.
After graduating with an MBA in information systems from Keller Graduate School of Management, Judy spent over 15 years as part-time computer software trainer. She added business communication to teaching curriculum and has adjunct instructor at several Chicago suburban colleges.
Judy chaired the committee that developed associate's degree in Virtual Assistance at Elgin Community College. At Northwestern Business College, Judy received the Outstanding Educator award in 2004. In 2005 she once again was given Outstanding Educator award in addition to Outstanding Achievement award.
Judy received bachelors degree in nutrition of Western Illinois University. She began career as home economist working in test kitchen and was promoted to consumer affairs manager. Judy appeared "Make it Easy, Make it Microwave", cable TV cooking show demonstrating candy making and cake decorating.
While work toward becoming Competent Toastmaster, Judy won first place in 1997 Humorous Speech Contest for Chicago Northwest 2 Area. Rumor the contestant, which is reason for her mantra-Woody Allen's quotation, “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” Later, she received second place in the Chicago Northwest Division contest. She served as the Vice President of Education in the Schaumburg Area Toastmasters club.
Her professional affiliations include Chicagoland Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development (CCASTD), National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWB0), and Empowering Women Network (EWN). She chairs the NAWBO-Chicago Membership Retention Committee and serves on EWN Leadership Team. Judy volunteers as career counselor Community Career Center in Naperville, helping people with resumes and interviewing skills.