Elizabeth George Ivers ’70 was honored by Daemen College with 2017 Distinguished Alumna Award, the highest honor presented to a graduate.
A graduate of Notre Dame High School in Batavia, Ivers earned a bachelor’s degree in history and government from Daemen (formerly Rosary Hill College). While attending Daemen, she studied abroad at Wroxton College in Oxfordshire, England. She later received an MBA from the University at Buffalo.
Relocating to Houston almost 30 years ago, Ivers has remained a strong Daemen supporter, including serving on Daemen’s Alumni Advisory Committee and establishing an endowed scholarship.
Ivers had a successful 43-year career working for large U.S.-based corporations in progressively more responsible financial and managerial positions, including as corporate accounting manager at Twin Fair, and Browning-Ferris Industries, where she completed her tenure with the company as vice president, investor relations. In 2013, she retired as director, investor relations from EOG Resources.
Active in the community, Ivers has volunteered in both Buffalo and Houston, including serving on the boards of the Houston Better Business Bureau, Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, and The Women’s Resource of Greater Houston (TWRGH), among other organizations. She was named to the Academy of Women Achievers by the YWCA of the City of New York and recognized as a Woman on the Move in Houston.
Ivers currently serves on the Alzheimer’s Association of Houston and Southeast Texas Finance Committee, TWRGH Finance Committee and Advisory Council, and the Wroxton College Advisory Committee. She is also a volunteer for the Gulf Coast United Way Women’s Initiative and at St. John Vianney Catholic Church.
She has been married for 45 years to Buffalo native Joseph Ivers, and is the proud mother of a daughter and has one grandson.