Who am I? Last time I checked, my bio read as such:
A proud San Diego native representing the new wave of business leaders, Beck fuses a rare combination of television and business experience with a twist of her signature spunk. She’s worked in over five TV news networks and studios, including San Diego’s NBC 7/39 and KUSI News, along with Pittsburgh’s PBS affiliate and WPXI. Beck’s writing has been featured in the Concierge Connection, City Search, Pacifica magazine, Biz San Diego, San Diego Family Magazine, Visions magazine, Chula Vista Living and more.
Passionate about the communication of business, Beck founded BAM Communications, a public relations firm, in 2006. BAM Communications continues to represent cutting edge businesses and innovative, lifestyle oriented clients including Trattoria Acqua, AlphaMale, Currant Restaurant, Opaque, Prato Cleaners, Appeal Media, Groovy Like a Movie, Burger Lounge, Hot Body Pilates, Lovinlounge.com and more.
Beck is a proud Bruin of UCLA, where she nabbed her B.A. in economics in unprecedented two years. Immediately following her undergraduate degree, Beck obtained her MBA and a marketing specialization at the University of Pittsburgh Katz Business School, a US Today top 50 ranked business school. In Pittsburgh, Beck was co-president of Pittsburgh’s National Association of Women MBA (NAWMBA.) She also brushed up her marketing expertise with internships and projects for Morgan Stanley, UPMC, DeBeers, and Panera Bread. Not bad, for a 21-year-old.
There’s more to Beck than the boardroom or the studio lights. She’s a certified personal trainer (NSCA), print model, a licensed PADI scuba diver, avid salsa dancer, Toastmaster certified public speaker, marathon runner, and swings a mean forehand on the tennis court. A member of the San Diego Press Club, Rotaract, and the Society of Professional Journalists, Beck also volunteers for KPBS radio and the Girl Scouts of America.
Beck’s business background and talk show talent started when she was 15 years old, when she randomly began calling CEOs in San Diego, asking for meetings, “just to chat” and learn how they got where they are today. So she claims, but we believe it.