The Aim Higher Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Lekenka Beja as Executive Assistant/Office Manager effective January 2, 2018. Beja brings considerable experience in operational administration, accounting, and office management.
“Lekenka will make an immediate impact on the Aim Higher Foundation’s work to provide more children the opportunity to attend a Catholic school,” said president Jean Houghton. “She has proven in her past experiences not only the ability to provide a high quality of back-office support, but also the mindset and expertise to prepare organizations to grow their work and reach their goals. She is a woman of deep faith and is committed to excellence in all that she does. We are thrilled to welcome her to our team.”
In her new role, Beja will be the figurative face of the organization, welcoming guests to Aim Higher’s new office in St. Paul while directly providing administrative support for Houghton who oversees the strategic advancement, management, and operations of the foundation. Beja also will provide leadership in managing both the office space and back-office responsibilities.
Originally from Cameroon, Beja worked most recently supporting Immaculate Conception Church in Columbia Heights as Accounting Specialist. She was responsible for the human resources, accounting, and tuition management needs for both the parish and school. Prior to serving in that role, she directed a six-person team as Supply Chain and Logistics Supervisor for Geovic Cameron, PLC. There, she led the asset, inventory, and performance management for the organization while also managing the board and coaching new staff.
Beja holds a Master of Science in International Economics, Banking, and Finance from the University of Wales. She is a parishioner of St. Peter Parish in Forest Lake, MN, where her son attends St. Peter’s Catholic School.