Betsy joined MSLLC to support the company’s growth opportunities in government markets. Having served more than 35 years in top-level management positions in both public and private sectors, Betsy brings a wealth of senior executive experience in diverse markets. Betsy has an exceptional reputation for her ability to establish and maintain professional relationships and is recognized for her abilities as a problem solver and intuitive strategist.
Prior to joining MSLLC, Ms. Child served as the Chief of Staff and Regulatory Officer for the primary environmental cleanup contactor for the Oak Ridge Department of Energy. As Chief of Staff, she was responsible for coordinating executive and staff resources required to deliver the company’s operational vision and the achievement of corporate goals and missions for the multi-billion, 9 year clean up contract.
She also served as Chief Regulatory Officer and guided the company’s relationships with its diverse stakeholders. In this role, Betsy served as the chief interface with State and Federal regulatory agencies and facilitated communications and partnerships among numerous stakeholders, including elected officials at the local, State and Federal levels. In this role was a loaned executive from RSI EnTech, LLC (Restoration Services, Inc.).
Betsy served as the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation where she managed a workforce of 3,200 employees and an annual budget of $290 million. Appointed by the Governor, Betsy was responsible for all EPA-delegated programs in the state, including land, water and air and governance of the State Parks system. She also had oversight of the state’s Historic Commission and the environmental cleanup of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Reservation.
Earlier, Betsy served as a senior executive officer for the Tennessee Valley Authority, beginning as Vice President of Community Partnerships, an economic development program supported by federal appropriations. She was later designated to lead the consolidation of all TVA economic development programs and was promoted to serve as Senior VP of the overall TVA economic development operation covering seven states.
Betsy is a strong advocate for community service and is involved in numerous non-profits and civic organizations. She and her husband are members of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church where she has served as an elder for the past 15 years.