Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle has selected Science and Technology Chairman State Sen. Brandon Beach of Alpharetta to serve on the Senate Entrepreneur in Residence Study Committee and the Senate Senior Technology Gap Study Committee.
“I am honored to serve on these two influential committees that will bring about positive economic and technological change for our state and its citizens,” said Sen. Beach. “Our elders and entrepreneurs play a vital role in our society and it is crucial to facilitate as much ease into our system as possible. I look forward to meeting with my colleagues throughout the summer to determine long-lasting solutions for these two groups.”
Lt. Gov. Cagle added he was "happy" to appoint Beach to the committees and looks forward to reviewing and evaluating their findings.
"Senator Beach has been a leader on these issues, and I’m thankful he’s lending his time and expertise to the important work this committee will perform," he added.
The Entrepreneur in Residence Study Committee will identify inefficient and overlapping programs within government that negatively impact entrepreneurs trying to start or expand a business. The committee was created by the passing of Senate Resolution 820 during the 2014 legislative session and as stated in the resolution, the committee consists of six members, also appointed by the Lt. Governor.
The Senate Senior Technology Gap Study Committee will work to determine and report the problems seniors face with the technology gap and develop strategies to overcome those problems. The committee was created by the passing of Senate Resolution 881 during the 2014 legislative session and as stated in the resolution, the committee consists of five members, also appointed by the Lt. Governor.
Both committees will report its findings on or before Dec. 31.