Mario Beas, MPA, IPMA-CP, Human Resources Specialist
Mr. Beas has 34 years of municipal human resources experience, including 28 years of human resource management experience. Prior to his retirement in 2013, he served for 17 years as the Executive Director for the Civil Service Department for the City of Long Beach, California. He also worked in two other leadership positions for the City: Recruitment Officer and Deputy Director. In addition, he worked as the Director of Personnel for the City of Monterey Park. Mr. Beas has extensive experience in recruitment, employee selection processes, program development, and training. Throughout his career, Mr. Beas has developed and implemented innovative ideas to enhance diversity in selection processes, streamlined operations to improve efficiency, and trained staff at all levels in human resources topics. After retirement, Mr. Beas worked as interim Director of Human Resources for the Cities of Compton and Commerce. Throughout his career and while retired he served as a consultant to multiple public agencies and organizations.
Mr. Beas has also served as President on the Board of Directors of the Western Region International Public Management Association–Human Resources. He was also a board member and President of the South California Public Management Association–Human Resources, of which he was honored with a Lifetime Membership. He holds an IPMA-CP, a professional certification offered to successful public sector human resource professionals. Mr. Beas earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science from University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, Long Beach.