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Carolyn Kindle Betz '95

January 18, 2019

Carolyn Kindle Betz '95 was profiled in Ladue News on 1.18.19 in the "People of Interest" column, where she talked about her love of St. Louis, her family, Burroughs and the campaign to bring the MLS to St. Louis: "Carolyn Kindle Betz is just about as “St. Louis” as a person can be. She loves toasted ravioli, her favorite restaurants are on The Hill, and she bleeds blue for the Blues and red for the Redbirds. And because you’ll ask, she went to Burroughs. 'I like the fact that you can have four seasons in 24 hours,' Betz says with a straight face. For most of her 41 years, she’s flown under the radar in her hometown, but Betz has suddenly become the face of one of St. Louis’ most prominent families and the leader of the effort to bring big league professional soccer to St. Louis and build a new downtown stadium. Betz is the president of Enterprise Holdings Foundation and the granddaughter of Enterprise Rent-A-Car founder Jack Taylor. She also would be the majority owner of the proposed MLS (Major League Soccer) expansion team that, if approved by the league, would start playing games in 2022 in a $250 million stadium that’s set to be built right next to Union Station. Nearly everybody in town knows about the Taylor family and Enterprise; it’s the 16th largest privately owned company in the country and worth billions. But contrary to what you might expect of a family that’s been so prosperous, Betz says her kin have purposefully stayed low-key and humble. 'No matter what has happened, that’s been a mainstay in our family’s values,' she reflects. 'It’s very important to be humble and graceful and thankful when meeting people because they’ve given us the business and allowed us to become successful.'" Read the entire profile here.