Paul Purcell was the President and founder of Beacon Development Group where he oversaw the development of nearly 5,000 affordable housing units. He served as Chair of the Washington State Governor’s Housing Advisory Board, the Governor’s Task Force on Financing Senior Housing, the Joint Committee on Farm Worker Housing and the Policy Advisory Team for Housing. Prior to founding Beacon, Purcell oversaw housing development for Catholic Community Services of Western Washington. He holds a B.A. from Western Washington University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Seattle University.