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Mary Beth was elected to the Friends of Bosque del Apache NWR board in 2021 and serves on Friends Finance Committee. She first visited Bosque del Apache on a break from a work-related trip to El Paso in the mid-winter of 1988. The magic and wonder of that first visit has never left her no matter how many times she has visited since.
Following her love of the Southwest, she relocated to Santa Fe from Birmingham, Michigan in mid-2020 and is happy to now call New Mexico home. Mary Beth currently serves as President of MBHK Consulting, a strategic advisory firm that serves healthcare and nonprofit organizations looking to amplify their mission and impact through strategic financial and operational transformation. She is also lead Principal in the New Mexico practice of Kuderik and Associates CPAs providing financial advisory services to a diverse group of small businesses, non-profits, trusts, estates, and individuals. Prior to relocating to New Mexico, Mary Beth was Chief Strategy and Financial Officer at the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, the largest private purchaser of retiree health care in the United States. In that role, Mary Beth oversaw all aspects of strategy, finance, internal audit, information technology, investment operations, and risk management. Prior to the Trust, she held several finance and employee benefit management roles at General Motors.
Mary Beth also enjoys sharing her experience in strategy and finance through her service on the Boards of the New Mexico Wildlife Center, Ouldolf Garden Detroit, STEM Santa Fe and as Treasurer of Michigan Women Forward. Mary Beth holds a Master of Health Care Delivery Science from the Tuck School of Business and Geisel School of Medicine of Dartmouth College and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant. Mary Beth loves to be outdoors in our magnificent public lands pursuing her passion for southwest archeology, flyfishing, wildlife and photography.