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 Labrador Retrievers, Lucy and Bellina.
Jeffrey J. Bates is the Chief Financial Officer of the Beatty Companies. Jeff returned to the Beatty Companies in 2016 and previously held the position of CFO from 1988 to 1996. As CFO, he is responsible for managing financial and investment activities for the company. As part of the management team, he provides guidance regarding asset management, strategic investment opportunities, deal analysis, financing, and lender relationships. Prior to rejoining the Beatty Companies, Jeff has served in several senior financial leadership positions over the past 25 years in commercial real estate, venture-backed technology companies, and non-profits. He was also an adjunct professor of Accounting in the undergraduate program at George Washington University. Jeff is a graduate of The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia with a BBA in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.
J. Burr Ault is the Senior Vice President of Leasing and Property Management of the Beatty Management Company. Burr returned to the Beatty Companies in January 2018 and previously held positions in Property Management and Leasing with the company from 1987 to 1997. As Senior Vice President, he is responsible for the company’s leasing, property management, asset management, and acquisitions. Burr has served in several senior executive roles over the past 25 years, including at a national real estate development firm where he created and executed strategies for commercial investment, acquisitions, leasing, development, and marketing position in the Eastern Region; and being the principal asset management representative for a $5 billion CMBS retail portfolio consisting of over 33 million square feet. Burr is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College. Burr is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Burr is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and Urban Land Institute.