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Beth Kerly

Hillsborough Community College
Business & Entrepreneurship Professor
Beth Kerly, MBA, is a full-time tenured business Professor at Hillsborough Community College, and adjunct faculty at the University of Tampa.  In addition to her teaching activities, Kerly serves as the co-founder of the HCC Entrepreneurship and Innovation program and Operation Startup. She actively works in promoting and building community and business relationships for HCC and its students. Before joining HCC, Ms. Kerly founded BK Consulting, a business and marketing advisory service company. In the 1990’s, Kerly was involved in another startup, Conectiv Communications, a telecommunications service provider, where she served as the manager of innovative programs.  Internally at HCC, Beth was part of an intrapreneurial venture, International Education Programming, where she was responsible for marketing. Today, this program generates over $3 million in annual revenue.  From 2005-2007, she served the Southwest Florida region as Special Assistant to the Governor Jeb Bush.  In this role, Kerly was responsible for meeting with constituents, and discussing state policies and issues with local community leaders and citizens. She also reported to the Governors office on matters related to local community needs.  Beth lives in Tampa with her husband Garret, an electrical engineer, and a daughter Emma.