Brian Beam

Brian Beam

Alumnus Directs Marketing, Communications at Illinois State University

BLOOMINGTON, Ill – Illinois Wesleyan graduate Brian Beam has been named executive director of University Marketing and Communications at Illinois State University.  Beam began on May 1 and oversees 35 staff members in licensing, design, publications, printing and photography.

Beam earned his bachelor’s degree in art and business administration at Illinois Wesleyan University in 1991, and a master’s degree from Illinois State University in 1994 in the field of art and design.

Beam formerly served as vice president of Business Builders, a Bloomington-based marketing company, which he built with founder Richard L. Eikenberg. Beam is president of the American Marketing Association for Central Illinois and a member of the Economic Development Council’s New Leadership Board.

His early work in the design field included serving as a wearables designer and screen printer for Flatlander Industries of Bloomington, where he eventually became the art director/director of marketing for the 23-person firm.

Beam resides in Bloomington with his wife, Aimee, and two daughters.