Jessica Surls interviews BeBe Alexander at the 2018 eZWay Cares American Cancer Society Benefit celebrating Eric Zuley’s birthday. Who is Beatriz “BB” Alexander? Beatriz “BB” Alexander is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, event producer, and social influencer. She is currently the founder and CEO of SoCal Connections Network, an organization that produces business networking events in the Southern California region in order to provide entrepreneurs and business professionals with the opportunity to gain world-class business connections, expertise, and influence.

Previously, “BB” founded the North County Hispanic Chamber, also known as InBizLatino. Under her leadership, the organization grew exponentially. Since 2009, she hosted, marketed, and produced numerous business networking events and mixers. “BB” passionately sought new and informative speakers and topics to engage audiences by celebrating business, education, health, and cultural heritage.

Early in “BB’s” career, she immigrated to New York City from Chile at the age of 16 years old, where she became a model. After becoming fluent in English, “BB” traveled the world as an International TWA flight attendant. Settling in Honolulu, Hawaii, she excelled as a sales manager in the travel industry.

“BB” also produced a show BODIES IN MOTION, the first fitness show to air on ESPN, where it enjoyed an eleven-year run from 1985 to 1996. From 1996 to 2002 the show aired on Fox Sports and on The Health Network. As of 2002 the show has been airing on Discovery’s new fitness channel Fit TV. Currently the show is the longest running fitness show in the US. ‘Bodies in Motion’ won Cable Magazine’s ‘People’s Choice Award’ for best health and fitness show every year the category was offered. Furthermore, BB also had a video editing company called “Adventure Studios” in Waikiki, when tourists didn’t have the advantages of new phones, cameras and social media.

“BB” has also served many community organizations throughout Hawaii and the San Diego community, including the Hawaii International Film Festival, Heart Association, Cancer Society, Multiple Sclerosis. She founded a non profit organization called “Image of Hawaii” dedicated to educational programs. In San Diego she served as the Director of La Jolla Woman’s Club. Awards: In 2013 BB was a finalist for San Diego Magazine 2013 Inspirational Leader of the Year At the 4th International Hispanic Heritage Celebration she was awarded 2016 Member of the Year by the North County Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce