Lynn Beshear will be the guest speaker at the Capital Rotary Club on August 16. Beshear was appointed commissioner of the Alabama Department of Mental Health on July 10, 2017. She began her career as a staff nurse in the Intensive Care Nursery at Duke University Medical Center, met her husband Bob Beshear, who was a pediatric intern. She became the head nurse in the Well-Baby Nursery the following year. They moved to Kentucky in 1972, and after moving to Montgomery in 1978, Commissioner Beshear’s focus turned to making a difference in the lives of the citizens of central Alabama. She has served on the boards of directors of several groups and councils to include, but not limited to: Montgomery Academy; the Montgomery Ballet; Medical Spouses Alliance; First United Methodist Church; United Way; Success by Six; American Heart Association; Junior League Advisory Board; Kid One Transport; Helping Montgomery Families Initiative; the Joint Public Charity Hospital Board; Montgomery Metro YMCA Board; Medical AIDS Outreach Advisory Board; and the Board of Directors of Hope Inspired Ministries.