September 26, 2023
HONOR PAC welcomes Beto Yarce to our Board Of Directors!
Beto is a passionate and dedicated individual who has devoted his life to advocating for and supporting individuals with limited resources, as well as advocating for economic opportunities for disadvantaged communities. With over 20 years of experience, Beto has become an authority on small business ownership, economic development, and economic equity and justice through asset building opportunities for underserved communities. His knowledge and expertise have been instrumental in helping numerous individuals and organizations achieve their goals.
Beto's entrepreneurial journey began at the age of eight when he started selling candy. This early experience ignited his passion for small business ownership, and he has been working in the industry ever since. From selling a wide range of products to starting his own coffee shop and family business of jewelry and folk art, Beto's entrepreneurial spirit has been a driving force in his career.
To further his commitment to small business ownership, Beto pursued a degree in International Business from the Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He also received a certificate in Non-profit/Public/Organizational Management from the University of Washington, as well as an Academy for Nonprofit Leadership Certificate at the Center for Corporate Citizenship Carroll School of Management at Boston College.
Throughout his career, Beto has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to the community. He received the Small Business Administration (SBA) Director Excellence Award in 2016, was named Nonprofit of the Year by GSBA in the same year, and has received several other prestigious awards, including the Innovation Award from Puget Sound Business Journal and the City of Seattle Emerging Leader Pride Award.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Beto is a dedicated and compassionate volunteer. He has served on the board of directors for several non-profit organizations, including the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) and Evergreen Business Capital. He has also been appointed to various committees by the city of Seattle and the Washington State governor, including serving as a commissioner for the LGBTQ+ commission and representing the Mexican abroad in the state of Washington, collaborating with the Mexican Consulate in Seattle and The Secretary of Foreign Affairs for the Federal Government in Mexico.
Beto regularly volunteers his time and resources to organizations working to improve the lives of individuals with limited resources in his community. He has served as a trustee for the Cedarmere Foundation, a family foundation that provides grants to organizations led by BIPOC.
Beyond his impressive professional and volunteer accomplishments, Beto is a creative thinker who approaches problems with a fresh perspective. His ability to break down complex issues into manageable tasks makes him an invaluable asset to anyone seeking to start or improve a small business.
Overall, Beto is an outstanding individual who has spent his career improving the lives of those around him. His passion for small business ownership and economic opportunities for disadvantaged communities is inspiring, and his knowledge and expertise are unmatched. Whether you're looking to start your own business or improve an existing one, Beto is the person to turn to for guidance and support.
Welcome Beto & we look forward to a great journey!