Beth Garland

Senior Vice President and Chief of Human Resources and Team Member Experience

Beth Garland is Senior Vice President and Chief of Human Resources and Team Member Experience at Ultimate Medical Academy where she is responsible for team member engagement, development, and career progression. Garland is a passionate advocate of the team member experience and has been a driver of engagement from the moment she joined UMA in 2015.

In Garland’s previous role as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, she was responsible for developing and implementing integrated Human Resources strategies that encompass recruiting, engagement, talent management, and HR operations.

As Senior Vice President of Strategic Operations, Garland led several initiatives to improve and support career outcomes for students, including cultivating the Alumni Services team and a Regional Strategic Partnerships team, while launching a national UMA branding effort in the healthcare industry.

Prior to joining UMA, Garland held the role of Chief Business Officer and Executive Director for Innovative Education, the online and continuing education unit of the University of South Florida. She also served in senior leadership roles for multiple startups in the education space. Garland holds a B.A. in English from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She serves on the board of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Minority Business Accelerator Leadership Council. She also serves on the Volunteer Leadership Board of the American Cancer Society, and as the Event Chair of the 2019 and 2020 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Tampa Walk.

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