For five consecutive years (1975-80), James Beatty was named among the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans (TOYO) – an honor bestowed upon individuals between the ages of 21 and 40 who show exemplary commitment to improving the Omaha (Nebraska) community through selfless acts of kindness while excelling in their professional careers.
Earlier this year, Beatty was elected to the TOYO Hall of Fame for his longstanding and unwavering support of the community. Beatty lends his efforts to a variety of causes beyond the state of Nebraska as well, including his role as chairman of the Diversity Task Force’s Recreational Play Sub-Committee where he leads an effort to grow minority participation in golf at the amateur level.
Over the course of his professional career, Beatty was instrumental in developing Omaha as the leading call center city in the U.S. during his time with AT&T. He is currently President of NCS International and Executive Editor of the African American Golfer’s Digest.