A 25-year Madison resident, Beth Mumaw is firmly established in the local community. Her son Kyle Mumaw is a Bob Jones High School graduate, and he and his wife, Keegan Greenlee, have one daughter, Greenleigh Kate, 2.
A graduate with a degree in secretarial science from Lakeland College in Mentor, Ohio, Beth is an administrative assistant for the Education Foundation at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, which is the fundraising arm of the Center.
What does your work as an administrative assistant involve?
My job entails serving on the waiver committee for donations and overseeing the purchase of bricks for the Apollo courtyard, as well as serving as the secretary for the Board of Directors for the Foundation. I am also heavily involved in fundraising events, such as Rocket City Summerfest in July and the Mad Scientist Bash in January.
What do you enjoy about your job, and what about it is meaningful?
I worked at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center beginning in 1986 for the first director and was fortunate to assist with the 25th celebration of the moon landing. I am back at the Center and will be at the Rocket Center for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, which is very exciting to me.
What is your favorite place to visit in Madison?
I love the downtown area with the many shops. It is also a great place to be the first Saturday in October to celebrate the Madison Street Festival.
What are your favorite Madison restaurants, and what do you like about each of them? Greenbrier – they have fantastic BBQ in a very relaxed atmosphere. Crickets – they have the best wings. Main Street Café – they have great food and a welcoming atmosphere.
Why do you love Madison?
It is a great place to raise a family. Growth is inevitable here and desirable, but we still embrace that home-town feel. It makes grocery shopping less painful when you run in to so many friends.
- Favorite hobby: Baking, volunteering – especially for the Madison Street Festival – and swimming
- Favorite food: Crab legs, chocolate and pasta
- Goal or ambition: Spending as much time as I can with my granddaughter
- Church: Messiah Lutheran Church
- Something people might not know about me is: I worked for the first recipient of the Heisman Trophy, Jay Berwanger, who was our sales rep in Middlefield, Ohio. He would fly in often from Illinois, and I was assigned to work for him while he was there.