Betty L. Beatty is Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the Beatty Companies. She also heads the Betty L. Beatty and Guy E. Beatty Foundation, which supports the couple’s education, health and human services philanthropic priorities.  Mrs. Beatty received an Honorary Doctorate from the College of Charleston in 2015. In 2001, Betty and Guy Beatty made the lead charitable donation towards the construction of the Beatty Center at the College of Charleston which opened its doors in 2007, and today is home to over 2,000 business students and 75 faculty members. Mrs. Beatty continues to support, the Guy E. Beatty Scholarship Fund which has benefitted 80 students, known as “The Beatty Bunch” since 1997. The Beatty scholarships are made available on a competitive basis to incoming freshmen who express their interest in a business major.  She and her husband founded the Beatty Companies in 1962. Mrs. Beatty splits her time between the family home in McLean Virginia and Charleston South Carolina.


Susan L. Beatty is the President and CEO of the Beatty Companies. Ms. Beatty received a business administration degree from the College of Charleston and is a member of the Board of Governors for the College’s Business School. She also has a Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Webster University. Ms. Beatty has a diverse background in education and performing arts, spanning from international recording artist, musician, and professional songwriter, to business entrepreneur and real estate investor. Following in her parents’ footsteps, Ms. Beatty is an active philanthropist. In 2016, she created the “Big Cat Fund” to support athlete scholars at the College of Charleston. She also created a fund at Charleston Collegiate School, where she provides tuition for students with special needs, through high school graduation. Ms. Beatty splits her time between McLean, Virginia, and Charleston, South Carolina and resides with her two Labrador Retrievers, Rosie and Lucy.


James E. Farrell is a Vice President at J & R Management, Inc., a Martinsville Virginia Real Estate Leasing, Management, and Development Company. Mr. Farrell is a licensed Virginia Real Estate Broker. He is a Board member of the Beatty Companies located in McLean, Virginia. He has 39 years of professional experience in commercial real estate with expertise in retail, office, R & D flex and industrial leasing, property, asset and construction management, as well as REO stabilization and repositioning underperforming assets. In addition, Mr. Farrell has extensive knowledge in development of retail, office, and multi-family projects. Mr. Farrell was born in Fort Rucker, Alabama. Mr. Farrell received his Bachelor of Science degree from Morris Harvey College. He and his wife, Martha, reside in Martinsville, Virginia. Mr. Farrell is active in the community and has served on the following Boards: Foundation Board of the Virginia Museum of Natural History, MHC Chamber of Commerce, CPEG, and Chatmoss Country Club.