Leadership

Beacon Management Group was co-founded by siblings Susanna and Brandon Shamim in 1997.  Both siblings have achieved successful careers in public and private sectors before they embarked on developing Beacon.  They both bring different and complementary experiences, perspectives and expertise through their strategic counsel to Beacon’s clients.

Susanna Shamim Susanna Shamim, M.P.P.A., SPHR
Managing Partner
Susanna brings over 25 years of experience in organizational change management, research and analysis, regulatory compliance and management.   She has helped to restructure organizations and developed processes for greater accountability and efficiency and has started up and managed multiple for-profit and non-profit ventures.  She has conducted research studies, management reviews, performance audits, economic impact analyses for agencies in transportation, utilities, education, workforce development, and business.  She has facilitated strategic planning and visioning sessions with stakeholders for governmental agencies, institutions of higher education, and nonprofit organizations. She is an organizational development consultant and executive coach working with governmental agencies and businesses on performance enhancement.   She formerly served as a Chief Compliance Officer for a public company and held other executive positions with a public sector agency, an economic development corporation and a publicly traded company.  More…
Brandon_ShamimBrandon Shamim, M.S.L.M.
 General Partner & Co-Founder
With over 20 years of experience, Brandon’s strengths are in strategy development, public policy analysis, public relations, and leadership development.  He has provided guidance on issues related to stakeholder engagement  in transportation, energy and sustainability, land use and development, and public health–presenting policy analysis and briefings for senior executives, policymakers, federal, state and local elected members and regulatory agencies.  As an organizational development consultant and leadership coach, Brandon has provided strategic guidance to business owners and entrepreneurs on business development, marketing and branding.  Brandon has addressed thousands of professionals and lectured at USC Marshall School of Business and for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Initiative. He is an adjunct professor at University of California Riverside Institute for Global Management where he teaches students from around the world. Previously he directed public affairs and conducted communications and marketing for a national think‐tank and a Fortune 100 company; and conducted legislative affairs for a transportation agency in Southern California.   More…

Beacon Associates

Beacon’s  team of associates include senior level professionals with diverse backgrounds in business management, urban planning, organizational development, economic development, and emergency management, with industry experience in transportation, regional planning, utilities, public health, and public safety.

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