Betsy McCorkle

Betsy McCorkle

Partner, Southern Strategy Group

MEM '10; Bachelor Degree, Environmental Economics, Univ. of Georgia

Betsy McCorkle joins Southern Strategy Group after directing the government affairs work for the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, a non-profit membership organization, where she gained extensive experience in leading diverse coalitions of businesses and other non-profits toward legislative goals.  Betsy also has experience in workforce development, economic development, agricultural policy, and has been responsible for policy analysis and communications for political campaigns across the southeastern United States.

Betsy received a Master Degree in Environmental Management from Duke University, and she holds a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Economics from the University of Georgia (UGA), where she graduated magna cum laude.  Betsy was a 2013 Recipient of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Young Alumni Achievement Award and the 2012 Recipient of the J.W. Fanning Distinguished Young Professional Award.

In her free time, Betsy enjoys cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs, traveling and spending time with her daughter and husband, Ben.

It wasn't until I was in the workforce that I had a true understanding of the value of my NSOE degree. Not a week goes by that I don't rely on a professional connection, a topic from coursework or project experience that came from my time at Duke. "