Becky Pittman

Becky Pittman

Work History

Work History
Jun 2010 - Present

Arts Advocate and Social Community Manager

Successfully launched and managed a statewide grassroots arts advocacy campaign on Facebook ("Save the SC Arts Commission NOW!"), Twitter and e-mail to preserve $1.4M of funding that had been vetoed by the governor. Provided tools and motivation to constituents that enabled them to contact legislators directly. Also served as the primary community manager for two other social media leaders. Attracted 9000 Facebook advocates in four days and 14,000 in one week. Conducted media interviews that appeared in print and electronic media formats. 

Oct 2010 - Present


Becky Pittman Consulting

Social Media Coach & Business Services Consultant. Clients are in corporate, government, green and nonprofit sectors. Social Media services include brand management on multiple social networks, 1:1 coaching, and implementation of tactics. Monitor and integrate the latest social media trends and best practices. Provide nonprofit and financial advisory services in areas such as tax and grant compliance, budgeting, process review & improvement, internal controls assessment and QuickBooks bookkeeping

Apr 2006 - Aug 2009

Third Party Contracts Manager at EDS


Assisted Third Party Contracts Manager from March 2006 and was recruited for the Third Party Contracts Manager position in September 2007. Ahold USA’s IT environment consisted of five grocery store chains utilizing three data centers, three distribution facilities, 900 grocery stores and a food service distribution subsidiary. • Managed all client-owned hardware, software and Information Technology (IT) leases and services - plus EDS agreements - supporting three data centers, three distribution facilities, 900 grocery stores and a food service distribution subsidiary.  • Collaborated with operations managers, project managers and vendors on lease refresh scheduling and proper equipment returns to comply with existing lease agreements, working with refresh projects and operational budgets ranging from $7M to $10M.  • Repeatedly recruited for additional duties, including: monthly procurement accruals capture for financial analysts’ month-end reports; capital funds forecasting, request preparation & defense; and software/hardware maintenance client delivery requiring interaction with client, vendor, Program Management Office, and supply chain personnel. Introduced maintenance-need review process.

Dec 2001 - Mar 2006

Purchasing Manager


Served as liaison to adidas Global IT Purchasing in Germany and enterprise account manager of contracted suppliers. Converted strategic goals for implementation at the subsidiary level. Procured equipment for one data center, 200 retail stores, corporate and remote territory sales personnel. • Managed IT procurement process, including hands-on manual purchase order generation, plus online order placement for end-user, store and data center equipment and software. Maintained e-commerce and Olympic domain repositories for adidas America, adidas Canada and Salomon North America. Validated invoices for accounts payable processing. • Monitored data center hardware & software maintenance and equipment life cycles which impacted capital project timelines and funding needs. Negotiated and reviewed telecom contracts to preserve low cost-per-minute rates. Interpreted contract language prior to internal legal review.

Apr 1999 - Dec 2001

IT Controller

adidas America

Reported to Chief Information Officer (CIO) and EDS Operations Manager in Portland, OR; supervised four-member team of purchasing agent and two invoice analysts. • Monitored $21 M annual operating and capital project budgets. Performed variance analysis • Researched and resolved receivables aging with nationwide vendors, collaborating with controllers within adidas America, Salomon N.A. and adidas International. Utilized SAP and Peoplesoft financial systems.

Jun 1998 - Feb 1999

Quality Assurance Tester - seasonal position


Manufacturer of financial software including Quicken, QuickBooks, TurboTax, and ProSeries. Tax Product Quality Assurance Analyst – One of 34 analysts responsible for testing five federal and 37 state ProSeries tax preparation products. Only analyst performing focused testing on Trial Balance Import and TaxLink functionality using multiple versions of Accountant’s Trial Balance (ATB) & Quickbooks. Served as Technical Liaison to S.C. Dept. of Revenue, Turbo Tax and ProSeries analysts.

Oct 1997 - Jun 1998

Operations Director

The Writing Center

One of ten independent literary arts centers in the United States Operations Director - Managed TWC’s $400 K annual operating budget and reporting to Executive Director. Supervised Volunteer Coordinator and 70 volunteers. Replaced internal manual accounting system with Quickbooks, reducing reliance on external sources and elimination of expenses.

Dec 1988 - Oct 1997

Tax Auditor I, II, III

SC Department of Revenue

Tax Auditor III : performed audits in 5 tax areas: sales/use; advanced sales/use, withholding, property & individual income. Recognized for Community Involvement, Job Performance &Team Player.

Apr 1982 - Apr 1986

Sergeant, US Military Intelligence

US Army

326th Army Security Agency and 511th MI Battalion in Augsburg, Germany. Alamo Station in San Antonio, Texas


1989 - 2009

Various seminars and computer based training classes

Completed certified Sarbanes Oxley IT Concentration (CSOX-IT) coursework; Microsoft Office; ITIL; Fundamentals of Fourth Generation Management; Strategic Planning; and Conflict Management as part of an annual 40-hour computer-based training requirement. 

Completed South Carolina Department of Revenue courses in Basic Sales & Use Tax and Advanced Sales & Use Tax. 



Contractual and Financial Services

Project Management Support Capital Funds management | Forecastin|Variance Analysis|Cost Containment Crisis Aversion and Problem Resolution Supply Chain and Leasing Services Team building between Business Office, Project Managers and Data Center Support Personnel Major Third Party Contract Vendors|Product Families Supported:  End-User MS Office, Outlook, W2K, WNT, W9T, HP, IBM Lotus Notes, Microsoft, Research In Motion (Blackberry), Symantec Network|Telecom Ethernet, ATM, Frame,  AT&T landline and wireless, Cisco, Dimension Data, MCI, NetScout, Sprint, Verizon Mainframe ASG, BMC, CA, Fujitsu, IBM, Macro4, Metastorm, Neon, SAS, Serena, Software AG, STK Midrange  Intel Servers, Citrix, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, RSA Security Business Continuity Checkpoint, IBM Disaster Recovery Services, Iron Mountain, McAfee, Network Solutions, Websense    

Technical Liaison Services

  Online Service Contract Center Management Vendor Accounts Receivable Problem Resolution Warranty and Maintenance Coverage Return Materials Authorization – Defective Swap Project Integration  

Affiliations and Community Outreach

2011 - Present

Board Member, South Carolina Arts Alliance

Advisory Board Member, Spartanburg Small Business Development Center

Ten at the Top Upstate Vision, Community Vibrancy Task Force

Member, Media Women of South Carolina


Social Media Club Spartanburg, Upstate Forever, Hub City Writers Project  


Arts Partnership of Spartanburg, Spartanburg SC    

Chair, 2009-2010 Leadership Council - formal advisory panel to the Arts Partnership of Spartanburg, consisting of board presidents and executive directors from 9 partner organizations at the Chapman Cultural Center.

Chair of 2007-2008 Presidents’ Council.

Chair of the 2008 (15th annual) “A Dickens of a Christmas” festival in downtown Spartanburg attracting 12,000 to 15,000 people.Recognized for selfless volunteer work and effective leadership by the Arts Partnership’s Board of Trustees at the Arts Partnership Annual Meeting in June 2009.


The Spartanburg Repertory Company, Spartanburg, SC                                           

Serve as President (through June 2010) for Community performing arts group that produces opera, operetta and musical theatre. Initially elected to the executive board for a two-year term as treasurer. 


Becky's professional experience includes a blend of financial services consulting, compliance, marketing and event planning. Her current client base includes corporate and nonprofit companies who rely upon her social marketing skills which include social media strategy, content curation, social network community engagement as well as monitoring and social communication audits.

Her Fortune 500 experience includes purchasing, forecasting, controlling and contracts management in information technology environments. She has extensive experience with crisis aversion and client/vendor management and a proven track record in strategic & event planning, budget management, task/program assignments, and liaison skills between different constituents. She has served in numerous leadership roles for both private for-profit and regional non-profit organizations.

Becky's outsourcing positions required client-facing engagement and interaction with multiple departments within the outsourcing entity while working under strict deadlines. She has been accountable for budgetary, contractual and procurement portions of the project life-cycle and coordinated multiple projects simultaneously. She demonstrates a positive team player attitude with strong self-starting initiative and is able to work in a fast paced environment with flexibility to change direction when needed.


Social Networking Strategies, Crisis Management, Online Reputation Management, Non-profit Consulting, Arts Administration, Arts Advocacy, Grassroots Advocacy, Event Management, Ad Hoc Reporting, Communications Writing, Microblogging, Website Updating, Financial Forecasting, Budget Oversight, Tax Audits, Variance Analysis, Budget Reconciliation, and Invoice Processing.


Arts, reading, writing, photography, gardening, baking

Top Secret/SCI

US Army