Paul D. Beckham - Chairman
has a diverse professional background that includes senior financial and administrative experience, television operations and programming, events and sports marketing and cable television marketing and sales.
with longtime friend Bob Hope in 1994.
Beckham began working with Turner Broadcasting Systems Inc. (TBS) in 1970 and was elected a vice president in 1973.
He served as the company's senior financial executive and member of the company's executive committee.
tenure at Turner, Beckham
was actively involved with the acquisition or creation of the Superstation, the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Hawks, CNN, the Goodwill Games, MGM and Turner Network Television
was in charge of the company's venture into place-based marketing which resulted in the establishment of the CNNAirport Channel.
moved from the fiscal/administrative area to the sales side of the business, assuming responsibility for the sale of the Turner products to the cable industry.
Beckham retired from TBS in 1994 as president of Turner Cable Sales.
He has served on the board of trustees for YoungHarrisCollege since 1993 and has been its chairman since 2000.
also serves on several conservation, civic and church-related boards in the Atlanta area.Beckham
received B.B.A. in finance from GeorgiaStateUniversity.