REMINDER: Everyone attending our Tuesday luncheon will be asked to wear a mask, except when eating. Masks will be available at registration.
In keeping with Rotary’s mission of service above self, we strongly recommend that only those members and guests that are vaccinated attend our in-person meetings.
Mike Beckham graduated Summa Cum Laude from the OU Business College in 2003.
Mike began his career working with the worldwide non-profit Christian ministry CRU. Since transitioning to the business world, he has been a part of founding and operating several e-commerce businesses that have cumulatively generated more than 1 billion in revenue.
Most recently, Mike has served as CEO and co-founder of Simple Modern. Simple Modern has grown in 5 years to be one of the leading suppliers of stainless-steel insulated drinkware in the world. Simple Modern is an omni-channel consumer packaged goods company that was built from a digital first distribution strategy. Its three largest distribution channels are its website, Amazon, and Target. In addition, Simple Modern is a licensing partner for the NFL, NBA, NCAA, and Disney.
Mike lives in Norman with his wife of 17 years, Heather. He has two children, Carter (9) and Kenzie (6). In addition to his work in the business world, Mike is the senior entrepreneur-in-residence for the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business Entrepreneurship Program.
Ashley Smith is an attorney with over ten years’ experience in business, securities, and real estate law. Ashley has been involved in multiple real estate private equity syndications, including ground-up developments and multifamily projects.
Her experience with public-private partnerships goes back to 2009 and includes recently negotiating a zero-interest loan from the Tulsa Development Authority for an affordable housing project in Downtown Tulsa. She is currently participating in two multifamily projects in Tulsa that are utilizing TIF funds.