It is curious curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.
Mark Twain

Linda Beverly is retired from a career with nonprofit organizations and association management, earning the professional designation of Certified Association Executive (CAE). Prior to retirement she was the vice president of administration and member resources for the International Facility Management Association, headquartered in Houston, Texas. She joined the staff in November 1996 and served the organization in various capacities, including serving as IFMA's chief financial officer. Areas that she was directly involved in or had staff oversight responsibility for were global relationships, the World Workplace annual expo, corporate relationships, the IFMA Foundation, and marketing. She was well-known to the organization's membership, maintaining a close relationship with chapters and councils.  

On April 20, 2007, Linda's character strengths were tested in the furnace of affliction when her husband, David Beverly, an engineer at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, was murdered by a coworker during a three-hour hostage standoff. (You can learn more about the incident and read of David's memorial here.) Since retirement she has become a spokesperson on the issue of violence in the workplace.  We'll discuss how her character has been tested and the strengths she leans on.

Linda Beverly

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