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Enterprise Holdings Biographies

Carolyn Kindle Betz

Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Enterprise Holdings Foundation

Carolyn Kindle Betz is Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the charitable arm of Enterprise Holdings Inc. In her role, Kindle Betz develops and implements the Foundation’s philanthropic strategies and objectives. Funded by contributions from the company’s operations, the Foundation provides financial assistance to recognized charities supported by employees and customers. Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed more than $266 million to thousands of registered non-profit efforts, focused on community improvement, education and environmental stewardship.

Enterprise Holdings operates – through an integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises – the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental brands, as well as more than 9,600 fully staffed neighborhood and airport locations in more than 90 countries. Enterprise Holdings is the largest car rental company in the world, as measured by revenue and fleet. In addition, Enterprise Holdings is the most comprehensive service provider and only investment-grade company in the U.S. car rental industry.

The company and its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management together offer a total transportation solution, operating nearly 1.9 million vehicles throughout the world. Combined, these businesses – accounting for more than $20.9 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2016 – include the Car Sales, Truck Rental, CarShare, Rideshare vanpooling, Zimride, Exotic Car Collection and Flex-E-Rent services, all marketed under the Enterprise brand name. The annual revenues of Enterprise Holdings – one of America’s largest private companies – and Enterprise Fleet Management rank near the top of the global travel industry, exceeding many airlines and most cruise lines, hotels, tour operators, and online travel agencies.

Kindle Betz, a third-generation Taylor family member, began her career at Enterprise Rent-A-Car as an intern while attending college. Following graduation, she joined the company full-time as a Management Trainee in Oklahoma, working behind the rental counter and learning the importance of superior customer service, an Enterprise trademark. After earning a promotion to Assistant Manager at the Tulsa airport, she moved to St. Louis in 2001 to work for what is now Enterprise Fleet Management.

In 2003, Kindle Betz changed roles to work with the insurance replacement team, where she was responsible for national insurance accounts. This prepared her for her next position supporting Enterprise’s regional subsidiaries in the southeastern part of the United States. She was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Rental in January 2007.

In 2010, Kindle Betz transitioned her focus to philanthropy and community relations in the St. Louis area and served as Secretary for the Crawford Taylor Foundation, the Taylor family’s philanthropic foundation. She was promoted in January of 2013 to Vice President and Executive Director, where she was tasked with leading three meetings each year at which the Foundation board reviews grant applications submitted by Enterprise, National and Alamo employees, on behalf of community organizations with which they are involved. In 2017, Kindle Betz was promoted to her current position.

A graduate of the University of Tulsa, Kindle Betz lives in St. Louis and serves as a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri and of CityArchRiver 2015, a public-private partnership whose mission is to improve the accessibility and attractiveness to visitors of St. Louis’ Gateway Arch and the surrounding area.


Andrew C. Taylor, Executive Chairman, Enterprise Holdings

Jo Ann Taylor Kindle, President, Enterprise Holdings Foundation

Matt Harris, CEO, Arbor Day Foundation

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