Beth Mason is a 5th-generation Arkansan known for combining her practical approach with extensive life experience and business success to solve problems.
She has worked hard and has had great success in all her endeavors. Beth has the time, the energy and the desire to serve State District 14 and the entire state of Arkansas with a focus on those things that will benefit all the citizens.
Beth’s spent her early years riding her bike and playing with the kids that were free to roam in the hills of the Kingwood neighborhood of Little Rock. Her family moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas, when she was going into junior high school, and her father was hired as General Manager of Riceland Foods. Stuttgart was an amazing place to spend her teenage years. The Ricebird teams and marching band, the Duck Calling contest, Stuttgart High School clubs and activities, church dances and lifelong friends are all a part of the life of this small-town girl that grew up with values that Beth carries into her campaign for State Senate.
After graduating from Stuttgart High School, Beth attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and then graduated from Henderson State University after marrying Ray Massey, a Hot Springs native, and an Ouachita Baptist University Student. Ray joined the Army after graduating, and they moved to Germany, where Beth was the only English-speaking speech therapist in the central region of the US Army command.
Five years in Germany gave Beth many experiences that have helped shape her life perspectives. In addition to traveling all over Europe, Beth joined local theater groups of professional actors from the US theatrical world that were serving in Europe, got detained at Check Point Charlie in East Berlin with the general’s wife, saw every play on London’s play bill at the time, earned master bridge points and was able to speak fluent “shopping” German.
After Germany, Beth and Ray moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Beth began her successful career in Real Estate. Beth quickly learned this was her true calling because she loved solving problems and serving the customer. Beth was recognized for her service in Fayetteville, returned to Little Rock, where her husband was with the Little Rock District Engineers, and she became a top producer with McKay and Company. Then came a move to the DC area where Beth started over in a new market and became the top producer at the nation’s largest independent real estate company. It was here that she became a true small business owner, a student of management and leadership and a national speaker dedicated to helping others succeed.
After 18 years in the DC area, Beth decided to sell her real estate practice and move back to Arkansas and a life that served her values of family and community – continually expanding her civic engagement, community service and active involvement in the lives of 4 siblings, 6 nieces and nephews and their 8 children. Beth feels this was one of the best decisions. She has spent years teaching the role “Choice” plays in all things good and bad and preaches that Arkansas is a great choice and a place that can offer opportunity and a place where all can be involved.
A few years after returning to Little Rock, Beth was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to stop traveling. While going through treatment, she went back to school and obtained her graduate degree in Personal and Organizational Communications from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock and became a nationally certified life coach. Beth created Smart Talk Seminars so she could share what she’s learned with a wider variety of audiences and spend more time consulting with individuals and small business practices. Beth is known for her programs that help businesses become profitable and help business owners sell their small businesses. Beth’s highest values are learning and humor and it is her purpose in life is to let her light shine for others and that is what makes her a sought out speaker.
Beth is active in Little Rock’s civic community as a member of the Rotary Club of Little Rock (Club 99), Arkansas Womens’ Executives and Little Rock Executive Networking Organization and serves on the Board of Governors at Chenal Country Club. She is a member of Leadership Greater Little Rock class XX and supports her classmates causes and their runs for offices. Her passions are evident in her support of the Arkansas Rep, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, the Arkansas Food Bank, the Pulaski County Humane Society, and other numerous charitable organizations in the city. She enjoys playing golf, making handmade pottery and entertaining family and friends. Beth feels life offers so many choices and opportunities to engage, create and give and it is so rewarding to be involved.