Gary Beitzel - District 8
Date First Elected: June 2002
Current Term: May 2008 - May 2014
Gareth L. "Gary" Beitzel brings more than 40 years of active duty and civil service experience with the U.S. Air Force to his position as an ACCD trustee. Before his retirement in June 2002, Beitzel was chief of the Information Management Requirements branch of the Plans and Programs Directorate at HQ Education and Training Command at Randolph AFB. His career with the Air Force has included experience teaching in a number of technical subject areas as well as supervisory and administrative positions which included responsibilities for policy development.
Beitzel earned a bachelor of science degree, magna cum laude, and a master's in business administration from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. He also holds a U.S. Air Force Chief Information Officer certificate from the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.
Beitzel is active with the Boys Scouts of America and has served as a cub master, assistant scoutmaster and scoutmaster. He is past chairman of the board of directors of Gateway Federal Credit Bureau, formerly Lowry Federal Credit Union, in Colorado. He also is a member of the personnel committee of Wayside Chapel in San Antonio.
Beitzel and Margery, his wife of 37 years, have two sons, Brett and Derek, and one granddaughter, Alexandra.