Beth Eckenrode

Co-founder and Board Chair

Throughout her distinguished career in executive leadership, Beth Eckenrode developed a track record as a results-focused leader of high-performing teams in roles like Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for the H.J. Heinz Company and Vice President of NOVA Chemicals. In 2015, Beth decided to use her skills and abilities to address some of the world’s most challenging issues.  Beth co-founded the AUROS Group in 2017, to provide building owners more confidence in their sustainable building investments.  Beth co-authored the book, “The Power of Existing Buildings–Save Money, Improve Health and Reduce Environmental Impacts” (Island Press, 2019) and is the holder of two U.S patents.

Beth holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters Business Administration (MBA) from Northwestern University, and holds many industry accreditations.  Her commitment to community is evidenced by her role on the local school board.  Prior to her role on the school board, Beth co-founded a local task force committed to promoting educational excellence.  She is co-founder of a Pittsburgh Executive Women’s Network, and she previously served as Board Chair of Make A Wish for Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia.