With over 15 years of experience in project management, Ms. Beshah has extensive experience managing large, complex, multi-year projects throughout her career. As Director of Center Operations, she works closely with the Vice President of Income and Benefits Policy Center (IBP) and other senior staff members to develop, coordinate, and implement IBP’s initiatives while successfully managing its day-to-day business operations. She works alongside Urban's Contracts, Finance, and Accounting departments to further define and refine the center’s yearly operation budget and review and monitor IBP’s projects, all while ensuring strict adherence to funder requirements. She uses her business and project management acumen to tack IBP’s project spending, deliverables, and milestones for large active projects (e.g., TRIM, HPOG, TAACCCT). She oversees project budgets by tracking expense reimbursements, subcontracts, consulting agreements, and publications so projects run accurately and efficiently. Ms. Beshah assumes responsibility for managing a large research center's operational processes while monitoring its financials, externally funded projects, and analyzing budgets and financial reports.
Ms. Beshah holds a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Maryland, College Park and is working towards a PMP (project management professional) certification due in late 2018.