Beverly A. Goldstein, whose husband is a retired intelligence officer, became interested in national security issues after attending an AFIO conference at FBI Headquarters with her husband. She returned home and began working with the Beachwood Schools Foundation and school officials, developing a full-day symposium for high school students, featuring 15 speakers from the CIA Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Drug Enforcement Agency. The program consisted of lectures, break-out sessions, and a dinner where the SAC for the Cleveland FBI, Frank Figliuzzi was the keynote speaker. Beverly Goldstein wants teenagers to think about our national security and possible national security careers.
Beverly Goldstein is committed to replicating this symposium in other schools in the region and the country.