#ELGLInspire Speakers: Beth Aldana

Posted on September 13, 2018


Beth Aldana

Beth Aldana

Manager of HR and Organizational Development, Government Finance Officers Association


What was the very first paying job you held (that you paid taxes on)?

Admission Counselor

What was your: undergraduate institution? Graduate institution? What was/were your degree(s) in?

University of Iowa and Drake University BA in English and Law Degree

What class(es) (if any) are applicable to your job today?

Writing courses; law courses

Do you have a work or life motto? What is it?

“I imagine a world where people wake up every day inspired to go to work and return home at the end of the day feeling fulfilled by the work they do, feeling that they have contributed to something great than themselves.” Simon Sinek

What book are you currently reading? Would you recommend it?

Leadership On the Line (Ronald Heifetz) Yes

Other than ELGL – do you belong to any other professional associations? Which one(s)?

SHRM, IPMA, TD, Association Forum

What’s the best networking advice for job seekers you’ve heard or shared?

Find a mentor then be a mentor.

What’s the fastest way to NOT get a job or internship with you? (e.g. what should potential applicants avoid doing if they were to ever interview with you for a position).

Generic letters and resumes

Why should an undergraduate student consider a career working in local government?

Because local governments impact communities and communities influence how we live, how well we live.


Register for #ELGLInspire at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. This event is free for students!

Register for #ELGLInspire on September 14 in Milwaukee!

I’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball.

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