Betty Cruz

President & CEO, World Affairs Council Pittsburgh

Betty Cruz is the President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining the Council, Betty led Change Agency, a social enterprise which she founded in 2016, and served as Project Director for All for All, an immigrant inclusion initiative. She has developed citywide initiatives for Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, managed major accounts for a national nonprofit dedicated to building playgrounds across the U.S., and supported public relations for global brands representing a wide range of industries – spanning nearly 20 years.Originally from Miami, Florida, Betty is the daughter of Cuban immigrants and a first-generation college graduate. She holds a BA in History from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and an MPA from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). Betty is active on several local boards including Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, City Theatre, Fred Rogers Productions, GSPIA, and VisitPITTSBURGH.