Courtney A. Beamon
M.S., Civil Engineering, 1996
B.S., Civil Engineering, 1995
Beamon’s interest in the built environment and aviation took root at an early age. She’d visit her father, also a Virginia Tech civil engineering alumnus, in his office as he worked in design, construction, and development. There, she’d play with drafting tools and at projects. For her interest in aviation, she credits her mother, who worked previously as a travel agent.
“Ultimately, these seeds of enthusiasm germinated while I was at Virginia Tech and learned that airport development was actually a career path,” Beamon said. “Engineers are behind the scenes of the great airports in this world.”
Since graduating, Beamon has spent her career at Delta Airport Consultants, serving in multiple roles over the years and as the company’s president since 2012. She has served on numerous boards and committees, with leadership roles for organizations like the AXA-XL Design Professionals Risk Control Group, Airport Consultants Council, Sabot at Stony Point School, and Special Olympics Virginia. Beamon also served as chair of the Virginia Tech engineering advisory board from 2012 to 2013.
She cites her time at the university as a strong foundation for her career journey. “Virginia Tech taught me technical skills, problem solving skills, communication skills, and money skills,” Beamon said. “Ultimately, I learned about myself and built the confidence to set my goals high and work to achieve them.”