Dr. Betsy Bennett, director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, has been honored with the title of Tar Heel of the Year by The News and Observer, a North Carolina newspaper. The award is given to “a strong leader who has had wide and lasting impact in North Carolina,” according to paper.
Dr. Bennett “has a high energy level and a passion for what she does,” said John Drescher, executive director of The News and Observer. “She is a consensus-building visionary with the people skills of a politician; she was once an elected school board member in another community. She’s been a highly effective leader of a growing state institution.”
Read the full profile of Dr. Bennett at http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/01/1745457/betsy-bennett.html.