Dan Beeman: from jumping out of perfectly good aircraft as a US Army, Airborne Paratrooper in Germany to diving more than 300 feet as a deep-water SCUBA Instructor in the Caribbean; Dan Beeman has shown remarkable range in his life pursuits.
At the tender age of 50, he went back to graduate school and earned his Masters of Hospitality from UNLV where he studied tourism with a specialization in Sustainable Tourism. He wrote his final research paper on the Implications of Pickleball for the Hospitality Industry.
The conclusions of the research: resorts and clubs that have either tennis or basketball courts and they do not add pickleball are not maximizing potential revenue or their asset value. They are also losing market share, group travel and growth opportunities.
Beeman seized upon this knowledge and his background in driving new revenue through creative sponsorships, partnerships and events; by launching his consulting practice to help his clients succeed.
He has also recently written a screenplay for a buddy comedy about two former tennis champions who met in a historic, infamous singles finals at the French Open in 1980. In 2020, they are now partners in pickleball traveling the country in an RV attempting to reclaim their glory.
He is the owner of the Pickle Palace based in Palm Desert, CA.
He wrote, Deep Dive – Existential Essays for Personal Transformation. A practical, philosophical exploration of existential issues for mankind to help introspection and transformation.
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Widely recognized as an expert in marketing, sponsorship, branded partnerships and specialty income, he founded and leads the largest internet–based networking group (19,000+) of sponsorship, media and marketing executives in the world on LinkedIn
Members come from more than 20 countries and the top positions at agencies, major sports leagues, non-profit and many fortune 500 brand marketers. The group provides a forum for professionals to connect, enhance their knowledge and further their careers.
He was profiled on CBS Evening News, Bloomberg News, BrandWeek as a “Marketer on a Roll” and his marketing programs have been featured in IEG’s Special Events Report, Bizbash and Promo Magazine, to name a few. He has also been quoted on sponsorship in the LA Times and Sports Business Journal.
His marketing and sponsorship expertise have been acknowledged through numerous speaking engagements to conference attendees at International Events Group (IEG), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), The Luxury Marketing Council and more. His adjunct professor role on, “How to Effectively Monetize Assets to Maximize Revenue” at ICSC’s Professional School of Development, received rave reviews from students and staff.
Prior to founding Beeman Consulting/Sponsorship Insights Group, Beeman was Executive Director of Partnership Marketing for Caruso Affiliated; Vice President, New Business Development; Partnership Marketing for The Mills Corporation, VA; Vice President, Strategic Alliances for California Partnership Marketing Group; and Director of Sales, for Pier 39 Market Development, in addition to his years as a scuba instructor and paratrooper.
He is based in Palm Desert, CA, enjoys playing pickleball, traveling and evangelizing pickleball as an International Pickleball Federation Ambassador in Mexico and the Caribbean.
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