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Joseph F. Beach was appointed Director of the Department of Finance in July 2011.  Prior to his appointment, he served in a variety of senior level positions with Montgomery County Government including as Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, Operating Budget Coordinator, and Senior Budget Analyst.  Mr. Beach’s service for the County included extensive work in the areas of collective bargaining, criminal justice policy, multi-year budgeting, and contract review.

Mr. Beach holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, a Master of Arts Degree from the George Washington University in Public Affairs, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore.  Mr. Beach was admitted to the State Bar of Maryland in December 1995.  Mr. Beach serves as an ex officio member of the County’s Board of Investment Trustees, as the Chair of the Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center Management Committee, and on the Board of Directors for the Strathmore Hall Arts Foundation.