As President, CEO, and founder of Pegasus Logistics Group, Ken Beam never wavers on his commitment to clients, employees, and community. That commitment has allowed him to build a successful business and impact the community in many positive ways.
As a leading logistics and supply company responsible for shipping products all over the world for industry leaders such as Nissan and Hewlett-Packard, Pegasus Logistics Group has thrived over the past 18 years. Ken credits the company’s success to its dedication to customer service and a true appreciation for employees and clients. Pegasus Logistics Group has been named one of the Best Places to Work in the Dallas Metroplex area.
In addition to a savvy business sense, Ken has a talent for leadership and networking. He has combined his strengths to serve in numerous roles, including Chairman of the Board for the North Texas Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), which was internationally recognized in 2011 as the “best of the best” chapters among 16,000 members. Ken also co-founded the Maverick Chapter of the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO), a global network that promotes leadership through high-powered networking and idea exchange.
Ken has garnered numerous industry awards, such as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2000 and the American Society of Transportation & Logistics Partnership Award.
When Ken is not in the office, he dedicates his time to a variety of organizations close to his heart, including The Beam Foundation. Since creating the foundation with his wife, Darla, the couple has raised and donated more than $500,000. He received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the American Lung Association in 2005 and recently took on the role as Vice-Chair for the Boys and Girls Club. His philanthropic passions continue to motivate Ken and the legacy he hopes to leave.
Ken lives in the Dallas Fort Worth area with his wife and their three beautiful children.
As a certified CoActive (www.thecoaches.com) executive, entrepreneurial, and personal life coach, Darla Beam is passionate about living her most fulfilled life, and she wants to share that passion with everyone she meets.
Through Living Breathing Being Darla incorporates listening, strong intuition, empathy, and acceptance with each of her clients, creating a connection that allows her to care for them as she cares for herself. She credits her lifelong passion of listening for her ability to witness, observe, and gently guide each person to rediscover their path.
Darla focuses her coaching on a wide variety of clients including working mothers, professional women, young executives, and entrepreneurs-anyone looking for balance.
When Darla is not helping others better their lives, she is spending time with her husband Ken, son Kyle, daughters Jordan and Olivia, and Labradors Neo and Trinity.
Darla ran a successful non profit for seven years, raising money to benefit a variety of worthy causes such as the American Lung Association, Jonathan’s Place, Alzheimer’s Association, and Back on my Feet. Proving she is constantly rediscovering her own path, and bringing common paths together, Darla recently founded the Texas Alliance for Homeless Pets, an organization developed to reduce the large amounts of healthy animals that are euthanized every year in this country. By bringing a coalition of animal welfare groups under one umbrella, Darla and the Texas Alliance for Homeless Pets supports, sustains, and grows a group that works toward one common goal: a happy, healthy home for every animal.
As Darla works with each of her clients, she continues to live a life that proves every moment is the most important one.
“We can all work together to solve the problem of homeless animals as well as educate others on how to be responsible pet owners.” ~ Laura Cavalle Beck
Laura Cavalle Beck has had a passion for animals as long as she can remember. She started working in a local shelter when she was 8-years-old. Walking dogs, feeding animals and cleaning out cages taught her the importance of responsible animal care, but her work in the shelter also brought to light the severity of pet overpopulation and homeless animals.
Now as an adult, Laura stays involved in the well being of cats and dogs, but she also volunteers her time and efforts to help those directly dealing with animal well being.
As a real estate broker at Schepps & Associates in Southlake, Laura focuses on both professional and community leadership in an effort to continually advocate for positive change.
Laura excels in design, staging, sales and property management, but her passion in life is building relationships. Growing up, she watched her Mom selflessly volunteer for many organizations, constantly building new relationships, and Laura continues that legacy with every new relationship she forms.
Mary Elizabeth Canon
ME Canon – Mary Elizabeth is a successful entrepreneur with over 20 years in the business world. She is passionate about animals and committed to resolving the underlying issues around homeless pets in Texas. She is the mother of three children and resides Dallas, Texas.
An entrepreneur, and former talent management software CEO, Lois has seen and experienced the benefits of truly enjoying the work one has in one’s career. Eighteen years of helping companies around the world through structuring their workforce’s hierarchies and teams, plus designing and implementing talent management and analytics software, exposed Lois to a plethora of creative corporate operations. Lois and her CTO husband, Ross, grew the company from home-based to selling to governments and enterprises in over 130 countries.
Lois has now founded My Future Story to write kids books about career pursuits, based on what they love to do, and creating an app to help kids curate the interests they have and connect them to careers they could enjoy. While mentoring students and young adults Lois has identified a large gap in the information available to explore careers. She intends to fix that problem. She set the goal to write children’s books 13 years ago and after selling her software company, she is realizing the writer’s dream.
Her writing now is usually done sitting on the back porch watching her rescued Jack Russell, Molly, chew sticks and chase butterflies. She lives in Southlake, Texas with her husband and teenage son, neither of which have ever been homeless or in need of rescue.