With more than 22 years of leadership working for the Department of Defense, Beverly A. Footman believes that having passion and purpose are key elements to achieving long-term success. She realizes that any situation and task she comes across has a purpose bigger than herself that creates a significant impact on others. Currently, Beverly is a Management and Program Analyst for our nation’s Combat and Fleet Logistics Support Agency, Naval Supply System Command. She has proven abilities to implement improvements and promote work efficiency and has been essential to ensuring recurring business growth.
A native of Oxnard, California, Beverly enlisted in the United States Air Force right out of high school. During her 13 years of active duty, she served in five deployments to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, South Korea, and the British Indian Ocean Territory, providing combat logistics support in support of Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. She also served three tours in Alaska, Florida and South Dakota where she served as an enlisted non-commissioned officer. Beverly earned one of the Air Force’s most prestigious honors, the 2008 Lance P. Sijan United States Air Force Leadership Award, recognizing her for demonstrating leadership qualities in both her professional and personal life. While working in the private sector and federal government, Beverly pursued higher education. She graduated from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography. Her combined passion for leadership, logistics and creative arts led her to pursue a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from the University of La Verne, California. Beverly applies her passion in her leadership and in any process she is involved in. She knows the importance of empathy and understands that people and culture are at the heart of successfully accomplishing any mission, while nurturing the next generation of leaders. Her “big picture” mentality has always made her aware of how any project and initiative she oversees all add up to something greater. She consistently instills the core values of leadership, professionalism, dedication of duty, integrity, ethics, honor, courage, and loyalty in any personal and professional environment.
Beverly believes leadership doesn’t have its limits as she also applies it in her personal life. She balances the role of mother and father in raising her 13-year-old son while instilling her core values as she prepares him for life by means of wisdom, structure, discipline and sports. Beverly believes football, through its lessons in moving with strength and perseverance, has been the source of inspiration and support when raising her son. Her love for the sport and the significance of it, led to her involvement as the President of the Oxnard Knights Youth Football and Cheer Organization where her selfless efforts were pivotal to creating a positive lasting impact on the players, coaching staff, parents and community. In addition, she also advocates for the non-profit organization, Merging Vets and Players (MVP), being involved in mental health awareness and suicide prevention using her personal experiences to help provide military combat veterans and former professional athletes with the moral support they need when life seems to be more than they can handle. Beverly is also a mentor and youth tutor for Step Up Tutoring and School on Wheels, providing stability and educational support for those impoverished and homeless K-12 students who face unique challenges during a time of great stress and fear. She believes providing every child an opportunity for a quality education through sports and academics is imperative to the successful development of future leaders. As Coach Bill Badgett, a College Park high school football coach once put it, “Football is just life marked off in 100 yards.” This continues to be a metaphor for Beverly’s journey in life, defining survival in any situation she faces with the ability to drive, get hit, rise above it, fight back, and win with purpose and one goal in mind: to make a positive impact on the lives of others.