Betty Arenth is senior vice president at the Senator John Heinz History Center, Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Fort Pitt Museum, and Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, where she supervises staff and assists the president/CEO in a variety of leadership functions.
Betty has been with the History Center since 1996, when she was director of advancement and managed fundraising programs and the publications program. From June 1997 through June 1998, Betty was acting executive director of the History Center.
Previously, Betty was a self-employed fundraising consultant, as well as executive director of ARC-Allegheny Foundation and executive director of Dollar Energy Fund, Inc.
Betty graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in political science in 1979, and holds a master of public policy and management (with concentration in non-profit management) degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
She has served on the boards of a variety of organizations, including ARC-Allegheny Foundation and Datatel Scholarship Foundation, and has volunteered with local organizations such as Neighbors in the Strip, Association for Retarded Citizens, The Hunger Task Force and was an appointed member of the Mayor's Task Force on Women and Renaissance II. When Betty was 18, she became the youngest elected official in Indiana Township history, when she was elected to its Home Rule Study Commission.