Elizabeth Rice Maget shares her business acumen with nonprofits


Elizabeth Rice Maget is chair of the 2012 American Cancer Society’s Discovery Celebration, “Mission Under The Moon,” set for July 11 at L’Auberge Del Mar. She is also CEO of Innovative Employee Solutions, Inc. a provider of outsourced payroll and HR services.

Maget is a 13-year member of Vistage, a board member of IES, Junior Achievement, Med-e-cell, and most recently, of CEO’s Against Cancer.

She has received numerous honors, including The Monarch School Miracle Award and the YWCA’s Tribute to Women Award. Other nonprofit organizations that benefit from her support include the American Cancer Society, YWCA, Ninos del Lago in Guatemala, and the Akilah Institute for Women in Rwanda.

If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite?

In addition to my husband and me, I would invite my parents and my in-laws, Aunt Marthe and Diane Sawyer.

What are you reading?

I’m reading two books right now — “The Egoscue Method of Health through Motion” by Pete Egoscue and “Our Divided Political Heart” by E. J. Dionne.

What is your most-marked characteristic?

A smile for everyone.

What is your motto or philosophy of life?

Be kind to others, always offer a smile, and share what I can in time, understanding and support.

What would be your dream vacation?

Six months in Provence, France in a house high above Callian, 45 minutes from Nice.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Traveling to other countries long enough to learn and appreciate the culture.

Who or what inspires you?

I am inspired by not-for-profits organizations like Junior Achievement, the YWCA and the American Cancer Society. The power of volunteers in our community is more than inspiring. In my retirement years, I look forward to giving back to these and others who make a difference.