Brandon Beach

Brandon Beach

President

Louisiana native and LSU graduate Brandon Beach brings a special blend of Southern charisma to every endeavor. Currently, Beach is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, leading the fourth largest chamber in the metro area. Beach has played an integral role in helping North Fulton grow and prosper in his 13-plus years in Atlanta. During his tenure with the Chamber of Commerce, membership of top level executives and chief executive officers (Chairman’s Circle) has increased by 60 percent, and commerce retention developed from 67 to 82 percent annually. Beach also partnered with various organizations to increase economic development. The new Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park that opened in the heart of Alpharetta this past May is the result of such partnerships.  

Beach has also become an effective regional and state-wide leader, appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue in 2004 to the board of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA). In 2008, 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, Beach led a review of every significant development brought before the 16-county area that GRTA serves.

Beach has traveled across the state as part of his work with the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, serving on its board of directors. He has visited Chamber executives and board members from Athens to Waycross, gaining a unique perspective on business development issues statewide.

In 2013, Beach was elected to the State Senate, District 21. He serves parts of Fulton County and Cherokee County. Senator Beach is the Chairman of the Science and Technology Committee and Secretary of the Transportation Committee. He is also a member of the Regulated Industries and Higher Education Committees. 

A graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute in 2003 and a former member of the Alpharetta City Council, the Alpharetta Planning and Zoning Commission and the State Transportation Board, Beach received an undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and a Masters in Business Administration degree from Centenary College.  He and his wife, Shuntel, have two children and live in Alpharetta.