Beth Thomas retired from Eli Lilly and Company, where she was a quality analyst on the Corporate Computer Systems Quality Assurance team. Always active as a community volunteer for organizations such as the Heartland Film Festival, her main focus was on adult literacy. She served on the Indy Reads Board of Directors for 12 years, two terms as President. She is the recipient of a Jefferson Award and a Governor’s Voluntary Action Award for her work in adult literacy. She joined Impact 100 after Indy Reads won the 2007 grant, and she just knew she had to be a part of a group that could work those kinds of miracles.