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Mr. Paul D. Beckham

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Chairman and Co-Founder

Hope-Beckham Inc
17 Executive Park Drive Suite 600
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
United States

Company Description: Hope-Beckham brings to life ideas others have not even considered. We know there is no single best way to market a company, product or service, but there exists a...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Young Harris College
  • BBA , accounting
    Georgia State University
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Welcome to NorthSide Bank, 19 July 2013 [cached]
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Paul Beckham Mr. Beckham attended Young Harris College from September 1961 until June of 1963, at which time he moved to Atlanta, Georgia. He received his BBA from Georgia State University in 1968, with a major in accounting. He also was a member of the United States Army Reserves from 1964 until 1970. Upon graduation from Georgia State University, Mr. Beckham was employed by Southern Airways, Inc. He left Southern Airways in 1969 and joined Turner Advertising Company as its controller. Mr. Beckham was elected a vice president of Turner in 1973 and has held several positions with Turner over the years, including VP and Controller and Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration.
Mr. Beckham was involved in all major transactions of Turner during this period, including the purchase of the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Hawks, more than one soccer team, the formation of Cable News Network and its siblings Headline News and CNN International, the Cable Music Channel, and TNT.
Mr. Beckham also was responsible for Ted Turner's personal investments in real estate and ranches while focusing on Turner's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Internal Revenue Service.
In 1989, Mr. Beckham moved his focus from the corporate fiscal and administrative areas and served as President of the Goodwill Games, the entity he helped Ted Turner form to promote goodwill with the Soviet Union. Upon completion of the 1990 Goodwill Games, Mr. Beckham became President of Turner Cable Sales, Inc., a sales organization focusing on the sale of Turner products to the cable industry. In addition, Mr. Beckham served as the CEO of SportsSouth, a startup cable sports network, and several place-based services such as the Airport Channel and the Check-out Channel.
In 1994, Mr. Beckham left Turner to form Hope Beckham, Inc.
Paul D. Beckham, 2005 - present
Our Team | Chick-fil-A® Foundation, 4 May 2014 [cached]
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Chairman and Co-Founder Hope-Beckham / About / Biographies / Paul D. Beckham
Paul D. Beckham, chairman and co-founder, has a diversified professional background that includes senior financial and administrative experience, television operations, event and sports marketing and cable television marketing and sales. As chairman, Beckham provides strategic business and financial leadership to Hope-Beckham and its clients.
Beckham was employed by Turner Broadcasting System Inc., Atlanta, and retired as president of the company's cable sales and marketing company. During his tenure at TBS he was actively involved with the acquisition or creation of the Superstation, the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Hawks, CNN, Goodwill Games, MGM and Turner Network Television. He was elected a vice president in 1973 and ultimately served as the company's senior financial person and member of the company's executive committee.
In 1990 Beckham was selected by Ted Turner to manage the Goodwill Games in Seattle, Washington.
Following the Goodwill Games, Beckham became president of Turner Cable Network Sales, responsible for the sales and marketing of Turner products to cable systems. He also served as president of Private Networks Inc., the wholly owned subsidiary of TBS responsible for developing non-traditional television opportunities, such as the Airport Channel.
Hope-Beckham was formed when Beckham and Bob Hope purchased the events division of Whittle Communication LP of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Beckham served as chairman of the board for the women's team, and his off-field contributions helped to gain national recognition for superior marketing and promotional efforts.
Beckham is a member of the Young Harris College board of trustees and served as its chairman from 2000 to 2008. He is chairman of the board of the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation, on the board of advisors for the Emory Center for Ethics, a member of the board of directors for Northside Bank in Adairsville, Ga. and a member of Investments Unlimited LLC. He also serves on the finance and building committees of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church and is active in various charitable and community organizations.
Paul D. Beckham Chairman and Co-Founder
Newsroom, 24 Mar 2006 [cached]
Chairman and Co-Founder Paul Beckham, added, "When you put together a great team and let them apply their experience, knowledge and creativity wonderful things happen.
Chairman Paul Beckham's experience includes more than 20 years at Turner Communications, forerunner of Turner Broadcasting, where he was president.
The two formed the agency in 1994.
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