Beth Jinkerson worked with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) for more than 26 years. She has an AA degree in Modern Foreign Languages and a BS degree in Business Management. As ORAU’s IT Director, Jinkerson managed 60 employees and an $8M annual budget. She managed information systems for 15 years, and served on advisory boards for Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville College, Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, Oracle showcase program, and a panelist for Microsoft Corporation. After a medical disability, Jinkerson now pursues teaching Bible classes in her home as well as creative arts such as bead weaving, painting, and needle arts. She is a juried member of the Appalachian Arts Craft Center.