Beverly M. Riddick is Chief Operations Officer at Urban Resource Institute where she is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the Operations Division by working with the CEO and senior management to establish and execute the goals, strategies, plans, and policies of the Operations Division. Prior to joining URI, Ms. Riddick served as Executive Director at Ready To Work Business Collaborative where she built and launched a national nonprofit organization that connected employers to upskilled but overlooked members of the work force to help them achieve their profit and performance goals. Riddick spent the prior twenty years as Executive Director championing Montclair, NJ community values through affordable housing development and community revitalization. She holds a Master’s of Arts degree in Public Policy Analysis from Claremont Graduate University. Riddick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies from Mount Holyoke College.