Alyce All-Stars Featuring Mark Beebe

Amateur radio operator, Texas devotee, and decent ping pong player learn more about what makes Mark Beebe a Personal Experience All-Star!
Mark Beebe All Star

About this program

The Alyce All-Stars program exists to highlight Alyce Customers and Friends who have mastered the art of “personal experience.”

An All-Star prioritizes Building Rapport, Earning Trust, and Generating Loyalty over making someone feel like just another face in the crowd.

All-Stars challenge the status quo and – while they’re not officially Alyce employees – we consider them an extension of our team. They find creative ways to infuse our core values of Give First, Give Consistently, Be Crafty, Seize the Present, and Unwrap the Possibility into their unique way of doing business.

This week’s All-Star is Mark Beebe, Senior Marketing Manager at Zix!

Mark Beebe Alyce All-Star

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Q: Share with us some of your personal interests?
I’m an amateur radio operator. That’s one of my hobbies. Until this year I was president of the Richardson Wireless Club, which is, I think now the biggest, a kind of local ham radio club in Texas of about 350 members or so.

I’ve got an antenna on my roof and I actually have a radio sitting right here. So I’ve made contact with people in Japan, for example with the radio.

I made contact with a Nobel prize winner from Princeton university. So that was a fun, a fun conversation and a fun person to wind up talking to as well as just, I mean, just random people from all walks of life, all over the world.

Other than that, I’m working on my MBA right now as well.

Q: What was your first radio frequency name?
I got licensed when I was, I think, 13. I think it was KB5YOL, it doesn’t mean anything but it was what I was assigned by the FCC.

Q: What song is on repeat right now for you?
I like old school hip hop, so I’ve been listening to a lot of DJ Shadow.

Q: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I always thought I was going to be a professor. My parents are professors, and I thought that was something that I would be interested in- To be a professor or a lawyer. I did go to law school, but I just found out that wasn’t for me.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about the place where you live? Why and how do you take advantage of it?
Texas in general is a very welcoming place and it’s a lot more diverse than people would think otherwise. It’s not what everybody probably has pictured in their head.I also love the fact that we have just so many different landscapes, like we have the beach, we have mountains, desert.

Q: What would be the title of your first music album?
Perseverance.

Q: What’s something you consider yourself to be ok at but not great at?
Playing ping pong.

Q: What is the best gift you have ever received?
My wife – When I asked her to marry me and she said yes, I would say that was the best gift I’ve received.

Q; Beach, safari, or forest vacation?
I’m going to go with forest, but the real answer is it depends. I’m just like a big traveler period and technically my next planned vacation is more beach focused but I do like hiking and being around nature in that way.

Q: If you could give a piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be?
Keep moving forward and don’t take yourself so seriously.

Q: Would you rather be an olympic gold medalist or win a nobel prize? And why?
Nobel Prize – They don’t give Nobel prizes for everything that I am specialized in, but maybe economics. I tend to be like a social science kind of guy.

Q: Are you a morning person or a night owl? How do you like to start your day?
These days I’m a morning person. That was not definitely not always the case, but as I’ve gotten older, I’m more of a morning person.

Q: How did you meet your childhood best friend?
We met at school but I’m not sure exactly how we became friends. We’re still friends to this day, even though we don’t see each other a lot.

Q: If you could live through any event in history, what event would that be? Why would you want to live through that event?
I think we live in an amazing time. There’s so much that’s going and I can’t wait to see what will come next.

I think the next 10 years will be really transformative. I think of myself as an optimist so I’m excited to see what happens.

April 9, 2021
Stacy O.