Thursday, May 23, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Maureen Beal, the chairman and CEO of National Van Lines. Last month, she was named a 2019 Notable Woman Executive Over 50 by Crain’s. | National Van Lines
The head of a long distance relocation company based in Broadview, was recently named one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2019 Notable Women Executives Over 50.
According to a statement the company released last month, Maureen Beal, the chairman and CEO of National Van Lines, was recently named one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2019 Notable Women Executives Over 50.
The company explained that Beal is the only executive within the the male-dominated long-distance relocation industry to earn a place on Crain’s prestigious list.
Beal worked her way into the C-suite over 50 years, starting out as a teenage switchboard operator. She took over the company in 1993, after her father died, National Van Lines officials explained in the statement.
Crain’s announced the list on April 25. According to a 2018 report, only 4.8 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are women, “and women account for less than a quarter of senior roles globally,” Crain’s explained.
Beal is involved in a range of charities, including Aspire, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation and Move for Hunger, according to the company’s statement.
“I’m truly honored to have been chosen as a notable women executive,” Beal said, before explaining that women comprise 57 percent of the century-old company’s workforce.
“I hope my example will serve to show that women truly have not just a place, but a place of prominence, in the interstate-moving world,” Beale noted in the statement. VFP
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