Beach will provide LGBTQ representation on the Hillsboro City Council
Beach Pace has a passion for leadership; she loves the challenge and excitement of building teams and collaboratively overcoming challenges.
Beach holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MPA from Northern Michigan University. She served in the US Army in the Ordnance branch, both domestically and overseas. This included serving as a Bomb Squad Executive Officer and Commander while stationed in Europe. As a commander, Beach had the honor of leading her unit in highly sensitive explosive disposal operations, improvised explosive device operations, and State Department security operations for POTUS, VPOTUS, the U.S. Secretary of State, and other dignitaries both foreign and domestic.
Her corporate experience comes from the pharmaceutical industry, working in sales and marketing for nine years. She was a regional manager and led a team of 26, covering the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. In this role, she inherited a last place team and led them to first in the company within six months. Afterward, her team routinely led the company in sales performance in several products spanning various medical specialties.
In the social change sector (non-profit), Beach served as the Vice President and Executive Director of City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley. The City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley organization serves at-risk youth in San Jose schools and executes large-scale service projects all around the Bay Area. She was also the VP of Sales at Roadtrip Nation, which brought career investigation curriculum, in gaming and video form, to youth nationwide.
She currently serves as the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Columbia Northwest. Its mission is to ensure all children achieve success in life via 1:1 professionally supported, long term and consistent mentorship. BBBSCNW serves 500 youth and their 500 mentors in the Portland and Vancouver Metro Areas.
Beach lives in Hillsboro, Oregon with herwife, Jincy (Sergeant, Hillsboro Police Department) and their two children, Aidan (13) and Conor (10).