Beth Lahaie is Program Director for Texas first “Institute of AI and Cyber”, Divergence Academy, a TWC approved career college. Proud to be a Texas Aggie, Class of ’87, Beth launched an enterprise sales career with AT&T and moved on to Silicon Valley software companies, including a VC backed startup where she proved her executive chops and built a sales force from the ground up to launch 20 markets nationwide in under a year. Referred to as a Trail Blazer, her experience has won numerous awards and recognition for outstanding achievement. Her grit and determination was raised in Oklahoma with native Cherokee roots from mom, and a love for the defense industry from accompanying her Airman dad to work in the 70’s as he built flight simulators for the world’s airlines. Beth frequented technical conferences such as the Association of Old Crows while in college, her passion for service led her to apply for Divergence Academy’s approval to receive VA benefits and is honored to be serving veterans and active duty military as they transition into cybersecurity and data science careers.