Elizabeth Mays is the Co-Founder and CEO of MCS Multimedia. MCS was formed in 2011 after Ms. Mays inherited her family’s business, Mays Printing Company, which was established in Detroit, Michigan in 1946! Mays Printing Company was founded by Elizabeth’s late grandfather and Tuskegee Airman, J. Caulton Mays. She is a third generation printer, entrepreneur and visionary.
She’s educated and an intellectual with a mind for legacy and accomplishments. The same year she inherited the family business, she received her bachelor’s from Western Michigan University in Communications: Film, Video & Media Studies.
She empowered herself even more when she minored in Engineering: Graphic & Printing Science. These very studies enabled her to take her grandfather’s company to the next level and introduce the 21stCentury to MCS Multimedia.
Acommitted and courageous young woman, Mays is embarking on her eighth year as leader of MCS. She’s a true entrepreneur who has taken the company to heights that once were only dreams. The vision she had for MCS Multimedia took her into magazine publishing. She is Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur & Executive Magazine, which was launched in 2017. It’s a quarterly business publication that features profiles and stories on entrepreneurs and executives who are making a significant difference in various businesses, industries, movements and organizations throughout Southeast Michigan.
Never a person to rest upon her laurels, she expanded her company’s presence in the industry as she reached back to her past. She founded Valley Publishing Company, which includes branded design and printing. Valley Publishing is a division of MCS Multimedia; and Mays serves as its President and Chief Consultant.
Elizabeth is alumni of the Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Business Program. The program is a 16-week accelerated executive scholarship program thatintegrates high quality practical education and business support to leaders of high-growth small businesses and social enterprises across the United States.
Business is in her very being as she works closely with solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, c-level executives, and event planners. Her strategy for success is the use of branding and marketing tactics to overcome roadblocks, to increase probability, and to make a company’s presence known in the global market.