Gered Beeby joined the Guild in 1999 and elected to the Board in 2002. He has served in a number of different officer positions, including President in 2003. Most recently, he was relected in 2018 for the 2019-2020 term. He has been a Member-at-large and the Guild's official greeter at the monthly meetings for several years. He can be reached at

His suspense-thriller novel of industrial espionage, Dark Option (2002), was nominated for a PMA Benjamin Franklin award in the category, Best New Voice-Fiction (2003). He has written two screenplays. "The Bottle Imp" is a deal-with-the-devil story based on Robert Louis Stevenson's 1892 classic tale. Has also written "Dark Option" for the screen, and contributed short stories and essays to all The Guilded Pen anthologies since its first edition in 2012. A registered professional engineer (PE), Gered serves as a Subject Matter Expert for the California engineer licensing Board. In this capacity he performs detailed analyses for the Board's technical advisory unit.