Area of Focus
Management consulting Diversity, equity, inclusion

Bea Gatebuke

Manager, CEO Action for Racial Equity fellow
Area of Focus
Management consulting Diversity, equity, inclusion

About Bea

Bea Gatebuke is a consulting manager within the program and project management practice for RSM US LLP. As a consulting manager, she leads multifunctional teams in implementing projects across health care technology, financial and risk consulting. Bea specializes in developing project scope, scheduling, resource and budget allocation, risk management and performance measurements. Based in Nashville, Bea was selected to serve a two-year term in the firm’s CEO Action for Racial Equity Fellowship program, beginning in September 2022. In this role, she works with fellows from other firms to identify, develop and promote scalable and sustainable public policies and corporate engagement strategies to advance racial equity and improve societal wellbeing.


Bea began her career in financial services and developed experiences implementing various projects across the government and health care industries. She also has experience in financial consulting (technical accounting), management consulting (delivery excellence) and risk consulting (process and risk controls).

Passionate about transformational leadership and advancing racial equity in the workplace, Bea is a member of the firm’s African American and Canadian Excellence (AACE) employee network group (ENG), which actively supports the recruitment, development and retention of talented Black professionals and other minorities. She was the first AACE leader in the Nashville office.

Bea’s passion for culture, diversity and inclusion (CDI) also expands beyond the firm, as she is highly involved in the Nashville community. Bea cofounded the African Great Lakes Action Network (AGLAN), an advocacy organization whose mission is to build a world where there is universal access to peace, justice and prosperity. Bea also serves on the board of the Nashville Adult Literacy Council (NALC), where she helps Nashvillians develop the reading, writing and English-speaking skills they need to reach their goals through literacy. She recently served as the chair of the board for the Nashville International Center of Empowerment (NICE), a community organization whose mission is to empower refugees and immigrants with resources and opportunities that will aid them in their resettlement and equip them to be successful. While serving as chair of the board for NICE, she was awarded the Nashville International Center of Empowerment Neighbor Award for her service. Due to her involvement in the Nashville community, Bea received the Nashville Black 40 under 40 Award and the Distinguished African Personality Award.

Professional affiliations and designations

  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR), Health Financial Management Association (HFMA)
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Scrum Alliance


  • Bachelor of Arts, economics, Northwestern University
  • Master of Arts, economics, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Certificate of Specialization in Strategy, Harvard Business School Online