ML Mackey, CEO
ML Mackey is the CEO of Beacon Interactive Systems, a company she co-founded in 1994. In this role, she manages overall corporate and technical direction. Prior to starting Beacon, Ms. Mackey worked as an Engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation where she was on both hardware and software teams.
In addition to her role at Beacon, ML is a recognized leader in the Federal Small Business ecosystem providing support in a number of ways. On the national level, she is the Chair of the NSBA Economic Development Committee as well as a past Chair of the NDIA National Small Business Conference. Regionally, ML is a powerful advocate for women in business, whether they own their company or work in major corporations. In 2011, ML founded SBANE’s Women’s Business Network (WBN), which has connected over 300 women throughout the SBANE community providing training in business networking and leadership. She is also a winner of the WEST (Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology) Leadership Award. ML holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.
Michael MacEwen, President
Mike is the President of Beacon Interactive Systems, a company that he co-founded in 1994. In this role, he manages strategic planning, product development and R&D. His expertise is in process analysis and the application of Technology to solving challenges inherent in business. Prior to starting Beacon, Mr. MacEwen held several positions at General Electric in divisions as diverse as GE Aircraft and GE Capital and was a member of the Corporate Audit Staff.
Based upon his over 25 years of experience, Mr. MacEwen is a frequently requested speaker on the topics of Collaboration, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Mike graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelors degree in Government and International Relations and earned his Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Beyond playing the occasional golf round, he is a Member of the Executive Board of Primary Source, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing a Global Perspective to the K-12 classroom.