Small Business Advocacy
Beacon considers Small Business Advocacy to be an important part of our mission. Having benefited from the hard work and dedication of many individuals and organizations before us, we believe that we have an active role to play in bolstering the Federal innovation ecosystem.
Our advocacy takes shape through thought leadership in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. Our CEO ML Mackey is the Immediate Past Chair of NSBA, the National Small Business Association, and also serves on the Board of NDIA, the National Defense Industrial Association, where she is the Chair of the Small Business Division. Our President Mike MacEwen serves on the Board of NDIA's New England Chapter. Additional members of the Beacon team hold various non-profit leadership roles in both regional and national trade associations focusing on small business, STEM, and global trade.
Beacon’s non-profit efforts support legislation and policies that ensure a fair and level playing field for the full Defense Industrial Base driving the efficient delivery of small business innovation into the U.S. economy. Beacon team members are recognized contributors to national publications, provide Congressional testimony, and participate in White House and Pentagon meetings on topics related to small business and entrepreneurship.
Beacon believes in the transformative power of knowledge. Our leadership actively supports several educational and professional development non-profits. Our President Mike MacEwen is on the Board of Primary Source, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing a Global Perspective to the K-12 classroom. Our CEO ML Mackey is an outspoken advocate of women in STEM positions, and an esteemed member of the NDIA STEM Education Pathways Working Group. A strong proponent of learning by doing, Beacon offers various internship and mentorship opportunities for people of various ages and experience.
Giving back to the communities where we live and work is aligned with our philosophy as a company: we prioritize people.
Food insecurity is one of the most pressing public health issues facing Americans today. Beacon's commitment to addressing food insecurity in our communities manifests through providing support to local food banks.