BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today named policy advisor and Grand Forks native Jace Beehler to the role of policy director for the Burgum-Sanford administration, effective Oct. 1.
Beehler has been a policy advisor in the Governor’s Office since July 2017, having previously worked on the governor’s 2016 primary campaign as manager of advance and field operations. Prior to that, Beehler worked for the White House as an advance associate and volunteer in its Office of Scheduling and Advance.
“Jace has been a highly effective advocate for several of this administration’s priorities, including the Main Street Initiative, higher education, transportation, commerce, UAS and the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum,” Burgum said. “With his capable leadership, collaborative approach and deep knowledge of our administration’s strategic initiatives, we look forward to advancing our policy agenda for the benefit of all North Dakotans.”
Beehler earned a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 2017. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from North Dakota State University in 2013 and taught one year in the May-Port CG School District as director of the music department.
Beehler succeeds policy director Levi Bachmeier, who announced this week he has accepted the position of business manager for West Fargo Public Schools.
“Levi is a dedicated and valued member of Team North Dakota and our administration. We are grateful for his service and wish him all the best as he moves to be closer to his family,” Burgum said.