Catherine Beck is a tireless and passionate advocate for individuals with varying abilities. Along with her late husband, Stephen E. Beck, Jr., she lobbied the U.S. Congress for more than a decade resulting in the successful bipartisan passage of the Stephen E. Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014, commonly known as the ABLE Act of 2014. This legislation enables families with loved ones who have a disability to save money for qualified expenses in a tax-advantaged savings account similar to how families can save for education through 529 plans.
A Virginia resident for nearly two decades, Ms. Beck works as the procurement lead for the Fairfax County Department of Family Services. Through her position she is able to continue her advocacy work while contributing to the department's mission of protecting and improving the lives of all children, adults, and families through partnership, advocacy, outreach, and quality services.
Ms. Beck previously worked for 20 years in the private sector as a logistics specialist with industry giants Corning Incorporated and JC Penney.
She is a Pittsburgh, Pa. native and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Robert Morris University.
Ms. Beck lives in northern Virginia with her two daughters.