Beka Adair is an Associate Program Officer at CIPE, where she develops and coordinates programs to advance private sector-led advocacy and governance norms in Central Asia. Prior to her role at CIPE, she led community-scale economic and workforce development programs with the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation and the Quad Innovation Alliance. At the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC, Beka implemented talent pipeline and entrepreneurial ecosystem building initiatives, ensuring businesses had access to the talent and resources they needed to thrive. At the Quad, she built programs integrating the inimitable talent of students and faculty from four higher education institutions into resourceful and capable consulting project teams aligned with each business, government, or non-profit client’s goals. Beka has also worked as a consultant for multiple businesses and foundations, where she covered topics related to impact investing and business models. She is committed to meeting the needs of economic and community actors across the globe.
Beka holds a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Russian from Colorado College. She is a former Fulbright alum where she researched and analyzed economic modernization’s impact on traditional values in the Kyrgyz Republic.