Mary Celeste Beall named proprietor of Blackberry Farm

WATE 6 On Your Side Staff - WALLAND (WATE) - Blackberry Farm has named Mary Celeste Beall, wife of the late Sam Beall, as the new proprietor and president of Blackberry Farm.

Sam Beall died late last month in a skiing accident in Colorado. His widow Mary will take over his position in keeping with the Bealls' longstanding commitment to family ownership and management.

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Mary Celeste Beall studied at Washington & Lee University and the University of Tennessee and holds an undergraduate degree in business administration and a graduate degree in accounting. She previously worked as an associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco.

She and her husband took over the hotel property, founded by Sam Beall's parents 40 years ago, and shaped it into an award-winning and well regarded destination.

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