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It’s no surprise that while growing up in Lorain, Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie, Betty dreamt of becoming a Radio City Rockette. After all, she was active in musical theater and performed with various school choirs from a young age.
She had family in middle Tennessee which led her to Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) where she received a BS in Mass Communications/Recording Industry Management. Upon graduation, Betty began her career at Pride Music Group as an Office Manager and Royalty Administrator before moving on to a Production Assistant position at Blake Mevis Music/Warner Bros. Music. In this position, she provided general office management services as well as production assistance for projects by artists including George Strait, Keith Whitley, and Vern Gosdin, among others.
A few years later, Betty began working at Chuck Flood & Associates, a business management and personal management company where she served as an account manager, bookkeeper, and office manager. The company grew into what’s known today as Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy (FBMM), a leading firm with offices in Nashville, New York, and Los Angeles that offers financial and business management services to a roster of notable, award-winning entertainment clients. Over nearly 30 years, Betty has risen from an Account Manager to General Manager, to Vice President and finally to valued Board Officer and Director of HR, overseeing things like daily business operations, evaluating performance and productivity, handling employee relations, and being a driving force behind FBMM’s multiple ‘Best Places to Work’ honors from the Nashville Business Journal. Additionally, she coordinates FBMM employee participation in numerous community fundraisers. It is no wonder she is regarded by top executives to be the firm's 'heart and soul.’
A self-professed self-improvement junkie, Betty holds certifications in Yoga Rhythmics, Creative Fitness Coaching, and Life Coaching. She has two children and is a new grandmother to four grandchildren. And while she has yet to grace the stage of Radio City, the number of talented people that have graced large and small stages around the world – due in part to her work at FBMM – is incalculable.