Beverly Kievman Copen is an entrepreneur, author and photographer. She has more than 45 years of experience in sales, marketing and communications. She has received widespread recognition for her work with businesswomen, both domestically and internationally. She has been a featured speaker at conferences throughout the United States, and in many countries, including New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Canada, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. The primary topics of the programs included: sales, new business development, entrepreneurship, publicity/ promotions, personal development, and women in business. She is the author of four published books – on sales, business development, and other non-fiction topics, including “Today’s SalesWoman” (Prentice-Hall, 1982), For Better or For “Worse: A Couples Guide to Dealing with Chronic Illness” (Contemporary Books, 1989 ISBN-13: 9780809246007 – ISBN-10: 0809246007) and “It’s Your Life, Isn’t It?”, published in 2000, in Japan, in Japanese. Her fourth book, “Your Eyes are your Windows to the World” – is a unique photography / educational book with a workbook/ lesson plan, became an E-book in 2014 with Rowman & Littlefield Educational Publishers. Her writing is featured in one of the Chicken Soup for the Souls series. She has been living in Sedona, Arizona for over 15 years.
Highlights. Ms. Copen is a native Atlantan, and spent most of her career there. She has substantial experience in sales and marketing with her own companies, and as a consultant. Her marketing and creative ideas have had a major impact on both the modeling and motion picture industries of Georgia. As the first Film Representative of Georgia, (1972 and 1973) she created the marketing plan for bringing motion pictures and commercials to the State. Ten years later this industry exceeded USD $500 million dollars. In 2019 exceeded 9 billion dollars.
Honors & Board of Director experiences. She has received awards naming her as one of Atlanta’s top Self-Made Women, and Georgia’s Most Influential Women. Ms. Copen served as a director for numerous business, civic, charity and industry associations including 12 years on the Board of Directors of NBG/First American Bank (1980-1992). She was a founding member and a past International Chair on the Board of Directors of the prestigious Committee of 200 (C200.org ). She served on the Business Advisory Board for the Goizueta/Emory Business School in Atlanta for more than 10 years, and currently is a member of the Arizona Women’s Forum. Women in Film – Atlanta (an organization she founded in Atlanta as the 2nd chapter) celebrated its’ 30th-anniversary several years ago, and honored her as the founder and first president. At that time Women in Film had grown to 44 chapters worldwide with more than 10,000 members. In 2012 Beverly and her late husband, Dr. Mel Copen (married 20 years), were commissioned to create a 2012 calendar using their photography, Gems of the Southwest, for Phoenix businessman George Brazil. Over 10,000 of that 1st edition were printed, plus a subsequent calendar for the Brazil companies in 2013 that she created after Mel passed away in 2012.
Current activities. In addition to extensive community involvement and writing throughout her career, photography is one of her passions, and Beverly is now an award-winning professional photographer. She has received several honors for her work, including winning the ARIZONA HIGHWAYS Magazine GRAND PRIZE in 2011. Her winning image, SUNSET OF THE CENTURY, was featured in the September 2012 issue of Arizona Highways. In September 2014 she was honored to be the SOLO artist at the Herberger Theater Center art gallery in Phoenix, Arizona, for the entire month. This exhibit showcased her global photography and art that is a part of her eBook, Your Eyes are your Windows to the World. In 2017 she was invited to be a solo artist in Sedona City Hall chambers, for 3 months and several additional solo exhibits. She is currently revising her Japanese book, IT’S YOUR LIFE, ISN’T IT, to be published in English.