BioSen. Brandon Beach, a Republican, was elected to the Senate in 2013. He represents District 21 which includes portions of Cherokee and Fulton counties.
Sen. Beach serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Science and Technology Committee and as the Secretary of the Trans-portation Committee. He is also a member of the Economic Development and Government Oversight committees.
Sen. Beach currently serves as the President and Chief Ex-ecutive Officer of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, leading the fourth largest chamber in the metro area. Sen. Beach has played an integral role in helping North Fulton grow and prosper in his 19-plus years in Atlan-ta. During his tenure with the Chamber of Commerce, membership of top level executives and chief executive of-ficers (Chairman’s Circle) increased by 60 percent, and commerce retention developed from 67 to 82 percent annu-ally.
Sen. Beach also served as the Chairman of the Public Pri-vate Partnership Committee (P3 Committee). Under his leadership the P3 Committee was able to acquire key local transportation projects approved for Cherokee and North Fulton. Sen. Beach was also elected to the board of the Georgia Department of Transportation by state legislators from the 6th Con-gressional District in 2008.
In 2001 Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Sen. Beach to the board of Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA). In 2008, he was selected to chair one of GRTA’s most important committees--The Land Development Com-mittee (formerly the Development of Regional Impact Com-mittee). In this role, Sen. Beach is responsible for leading a review of every significant development brought before the 16-county area that GRTA serves.
Closer to home, Sen. Beach is the executive director and one of the founders of the North Fulton Community Im-provement District (CID). The group focuses on moving infrastructure projects forward. Under his leadership, the North Fulton CID has invested more than $2 million to help bring more than $30 million in new infrastructure for the District area.
Sen. Beach is a member of numerous community boards including the Regional Business Coalition, Grady Hospital Board of Visitors, the Greater Metro Atlanta American Heart Association, the Georgia Association of Chamber of Com-merce Executives, Encore Park and the Historic Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Sen. Beach received an undergraduate degree from Louisi-ana State University and a Masters in Business Administra-tion degree from Centenary College. He is also a graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute and a former member of the Alpharetta City Council and the Alpharetta Planning and Zoning Commission.
He and his wife, Shuntel, have two children and have lived
Senator Brandon Beach Senate District 21
in Alpharetta for the past 19 years.
February 2013—Senate Press Office