Beth Kigel is the President and CEO of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce covering a 10-municipality region with 850 member organizations. With more than 25 years of experience serving the public sector, Beth began her career as a corporate representative in the telecommunications industry focused almost exclusively on government solutions at the federal, state, county, and municipal levels. She also has experience in government relations, public policy and political campaigns, and has served in several campaign leadership positions.
Beth was appointed to the Florida Transportation Commission in January 2012 by Governor Rick Scott confirmed by the Florida Senate, and subsequently reappointed for a second term in 2016. Her additional public service includes the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, the Palm Beach County Groundwater and Natural Resources Protection Board, and the Roger Dean Stadium Advisory Board. Beth has served as a Trustee and Board Member of area Chambers of Commerce including the Florida Chamber Board of Directors, an Executive Committee member of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, an Advisory Board member of the Miami Mobility Fastrack Institute, and the 2012 Chair of the William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education. Beth serves on the Leadership Florida Board of Directors and served as Chair for 2017 – 2018.
In 2015, Beth was appointed to The World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems Board of Directors, and she currently serves on Florida Atlantic University’s Freight Mobility Research Institute’s Advisory Board and as Chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Mobility Committee.
Beth was also the recipient of the Florida Automated Vehicle Summit’s 2018 Leadership and Innovation Award.