A magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University, Beth Van Duyne is in her second three-year term as Mayor of Irving, TX. After serving on the City Council for six years, she first ran for Mayor in 2011 and received nearly 60% of the vote in the nonpartisan municipal election. Her electoral victory in 2014 was 70% of the vote.
In addition to her service to the citizens of Irving, Beth has a 20-year career providing strategic direction to senior corporate management and developing company-wide marketing and communications initiatives. Her professional experience has included small startups, mid-sized private companies, and Fortune 500 corporations such as Verizon, American Airlines, and Burson Marstellar.
Concurrent with her municipal responsibilities, Beth is a member of the US Conference of Mayors Advisory Board, the Texas Municipal League, the North Central Texas Council of Governments, past member of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board, and is a Hatton Sumners Foundation trustee. She also chairs the Economic Development Advisory Council and serves on the Executive Boards of both the North Texas Commission and the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. A frequently interviewed public official, she has appeared in the New York Times, Fox News, CNN, USA Today, ESPN, and the Wall Street Journal.