Prior to assuming her role as business manager at Armstrong, Fleming & Moore, Beate worked for 12 years as the operations manager for the German Agricultural Marketing Board, known as CMA, the official marketing organization of the German food and beverage industry. Before joining CMA, Beate worked for seven years at First Union Bank in Alexandria, ending her role there in the position of service manager.
Beate was born and raised in Germany and earned a degree in business administration before moving to the United States. She has spent most of her years in the northern Virginia area and considers it her home, though she has also lived in California and Kentucky. She has two children, both born in the U.S.: a daughter who works for a nonprofit organization and lives in northern Virginia, and a son who is stationed in California, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. In her free time, Beate enjoys baking German goods and traveling as often as possible.