Beth Smith, Vice President - Human Resources and Environmental Health & Safety

Beth is Vice President of Human Resources and Environmental Health & Safety at Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company. She’s been with Progress Rail for approximately 12 years.

In her role, Beth has global responsibility for the people functions of the division. This expands into global oversite of risks, regulatory compliance & management systems, staffing, development and strategic planning with business units. While at Progress Rail, she has been awarded two Excellence Awards, for Teamwork and Excellence.

She serves on the board for Caterpillar’s Employee Resources Group for Disabled Employees. She and her husband work in the community by serving as liaisons for the Foster and Adoptive parents of Marshall County as they are mentors for new foster and/or adoptive parents.

Beth is a graduate of the University of Alabama where she received a Master’s in Business Administration. She also attended Jacksonville State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree. She resides in Boaz, AL with her husband and children.