Eva Becker

Former Vice President for Finance and Administration, Carnegie Council

Eva Becker arrived at the Carnegie Council in 1980 as Office Manager and Bookkeeper, and in 1992 assumed the title and duties of Vice President for Finance and Administration. Her current responsibilities include oversight of the Council's budget, office operations, and long-range planning for capital improvements. In addition, from 1987 to 1992 Becker oversaw the major expansion and renovation of the Council's New York City headquarters, more than doubling the earlier facility. Becker has initiated a number of innovative staffing policies, including the use of senior citizens as part-time receptionists and the creation of a pool of young administrative assistants drawn from local colleges. The latter program has helped students learn office skills while encouraging them to continue their studies, and to date three student assistants have gone on to receive permanent positions within the Council.

In recognition for her long and exceptional contribution to the Council, the Board of Trustees presented Becker with a Certificate of Appreciation for her "diligent oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Council, as well as her role in planning for the Council's future."