When you meet KCCI’s Executive Director Betsy Couch, you will understand that she was born to lead. Her “don’t stop until you reach success” attitude propelled her as a well-respected professional. Prior to working at KCCI Betsy served as an Adjunct Professor at Florida State University and at the Governor’s Office of Tourism Trade and Economic Development (OTTED), as the Communications Director at VISIT FLORIDA, and also as Director at Moore Communications Group. Betsy is also one of 4,000 nationally accredited public relations professionals (APR).
In 2015, Betsy received the “Pacesetter Award” at the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce/Leadership Tallahassee’s Distinguished Leadership Awards. Betsy was honored with 850 Magazine’s “Pinnacle Award” in 2014 and featured on the cover of the magazine. In addition, in Betsy was featured on the cover of Tallahassee Woman Magazine as a “Generation X Community Builder,” and she was named “25 Women You Need to Know” by the Tallahassee Democrat in 2012.
Through her personal endeavors, Betsy’s passion is improving the Tallahassee community, which she has done with her involvement in the Foundation for Leon County Schools, Children’s Home Society, The Tallahassee Ballet and many more. She is also a Past-President of The Junior League of Tallahassee and The Florida Public Relations Association Capital Chapter. Betsy is a member of Leadership Tallahassee Class 27. Prior to working at KCCI, she volunteered her time as one of KCCI’s Cultivate Cascades Community Catalysts.
She and her husband Cory are the proud parents of Caroline and Tucker, two of Tallahassee’s younger volunteers.