Ron Beacom is a communications professional and managing editor of Catalyst Midland. He's currently a freelance writer for the Midland Daily News and the producer/host of "Second Act: Life at 50 Plus" for WDCQ-Delta College Public Media (PBS). He was the co-producer on the WDCQ documentary "Breached! The Tittabawassee River Disaster." Beacom has also done some communications work in the mental health area for Creative 360 and the Midland Area Community Foundation. He retired after 27 years as the Manager of MCTV and Library Communications for the City of Midland.
Ron has served in a volunteer role for many community organizations. He now serves on the board of the Reece Endeavor for Community Living and serves as president of the Midland County chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He's a past president of the Midland Rotary Club, the Midland Rotary Foundation, and the Alliance for Community Media-Michigan chapter.
Ron and his wife Lorraine live in Midland. They have two sons, William and Charlie, and a feisty, black miniature schnauzer named Max.