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Beverly J. May

Member, Board of Trustees
Children's Center, Salt Lake City
Former Vice President of Development
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Salt Lake City, UT

Beverly J. May is an accomplished tobacco control advocate with over three decades of experience in public health policy change. She has been a part of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids since the late 1990’s, coming from Smokeless States, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She first served as our Western Regional Advocacy Director and later as Vice President of Development & External Relations.

In a career spanning more than two decades, Beverly served in many roles with Tobacco-Free Kids. As a Regional Advocacy Director, she testified before state legislators, presented at conferences and public forums, and provided support and technical assistance to state tobacco control coalitions and programs as they advocated for evidence-based policies and implemented comprehensive prevention and cessation programs.

In 2015, Beverly spearheaded Tobacco-Free Kid’s involvement in the national Tobacco 21 movement as Project Director for Raising the Age of Tobacco to 21, playing a vital role in launching the movement that has since swept the nation. In 2017, Beverly took on the role of Vice President of Development & External Affairs where she led fundraising efforts.

Upon retiring in December 2018, Beverly was unanimously voted to join the Board of Directors of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund, effective January 1, 2019. She also serves on the Foundation Board, where she works with board members and staff to develop new funding streams for the organization’s life-saving work.

As a board member, Beverly combines deep knowledge of the organization and a veteran understanding of tobacco control policy with her skill as a natural networker and connecter to help Tobacco-Free Kids deliver on its mission. Beverly splits her time between Salt Lake City and Palm Springs with her husband Tim and their beloved schnauzer, Pepper, and serves as a volunteer at the Eisenhower Medical Center and as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Children’s Center, Salt Lake City.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Utah.