Betty brings a unique perspective to the TI Alumni Association. In May 2010, she was elected TIAA president – soon after her formal retirement from a TI career begun in 1966. Betty fulfills the TIAA goal of involving more recent retirees as officers. For 15 years, Betty was the manager of Work-Life Strategies at TI. Betty originally joined TIAA as a way to maintain connections with TI and former co-workers. “I really value the quarterly newsletter and the ability to keep updated on TI Retiree benefits,” Betty said. She added. “The online membership database is a valuable resource if you try to locate a former colleague and aren’t sure of the address or phone number. For just $10 a year, this is a great membership bargain!" Betty completed her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and her masters in Computer Science at SMU. She joined TI June 6, 1966. Betty is now a consultant specializing in work-life effectiveness strategies, programs and training. Betty also works half time at Christ United Methodist Church in Plano, where her husband,Walt, is a minister, helping with the church management system and database. Betty and Walt will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary in 2012. Their son, Tom, is chief operating officer at AIDS Arms in Dallas.