Former Mayor Becky Ames brings 27 years of public sector experience including 14 years as Mayor of Beaumont Texas as the city’s Chief Elected Official and 13 years as a Beaumont Councilmember serving the entire city. During her tenure, Mayor Ames has shepherded numerous successful projects and program initiatives which have enhanced economic development and advanced the quality of life for Beaumont citizens. Mayor Ames also has experience in the private sector for the past 30+ years while continuing to serve in the public sector. Before joining GMJ in February of 2020, Becky held executive leadership roles in the hospitality industry, licensed assisted living industry and a CEO in hospital administration. Her most significant contributions as Mayor and as an industry leader were overseeing the city as the Emergency Management Director through multiple natural disasters spanning over a 14-year period including, hurricanes, tropical storms, rain and freeze events and lastly the Covid-19 pandemic.