Beckmann began her commercial banking career with First National Bank in Boulder as a credit manager in 1975 – then an unusual role for a woman. In less than a decade, she was promoted to vice president responsible for commercial and construction lending and made early loans to success stories such as Peppercorn and Kinko’s. In 1984, she was named president and CEO of Affiliated First National Bank of Louisville. Over the next seven years, Beckmann led the bank through re-capitalization and successfully established it as one of the most profitable in Colorado, while also banking much of Main Street in Louisville. Beckmann served as regional president for JPMorgan Chase with responsibility for the Boulder County market for many years before her retirement, and she remains an active volunteer and member of the community.