Senator Brandon Beach
Senator of the U.S. State of Georgia
Sen. Brandon Beach, a Republican, was elected to the Senate in 2013. He represents District 21 which includes portions of Cherokee and Fulton counties. Senator Beach serves as the Chairman of the Transportation Committee and is a member of the Economic Development & Tourism, Higher Education, Science and Technology and MARTOC committees. Senator Beach currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, leading the fourth largest chamber in the metro area. Senator Beach has played an integral role in helping North Fulton grow and prosper in his 25-plus years in Atlanta. During his tenure with the Chamber of Commerce, membership of top level executives and chief executive officers (Chairman’s Circle) increased by 60 percent, and commerce retention developed from 67 to 82 percent annually.
Senator Beach also served as the Chairman of the Public Private Partnership Committee (P3 Committee) on the Georgia Department of Transportation Board. Under his leadership the P3 Committee was able to acquire key local transportation projects approved for Cherokee and North Fulton. Before being elected to the Senate, Beach was elected to the board of the Georgia Department of Transportation by state legislators from the 6th Congressional District in 2008.
In 2001 Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Senator Beach to the board of Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA). In 2005, he was selected to chair one of GRTA’s most important committees--The Land Development Committee (formerly the Development of Regional Impact Committee). In this role, Senator Beach was responsible for leading a review of every significant development brought before the 16-county area that GRTA serves. Closer to home, Senator Beach is the President & CEO and one of the founders of the North Fulton Community Improvement District (CID). The group focuses on moving infrastructure projects forward. Under his leadership, the North Fulton CID has invested more than $18 million to help bring more than $91 million in new infrastructure for the CID District.
Senator Beach is a member of numerous community boards including the Regional Business Coalition, Encore Park for the Arts and the Historic Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Senator Beach received an undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and a Masters in Business Administration 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 in Alpharetta for the past 25 years.