I ask figuring the answer is almost certainly no, but is the Ed Beach who designed Here I Stand the same Ed Beach who is the Lead Designer of the Civilization VI, the computer game? The picture on BGG is grainy enough that it could conceivably be the same person.
In the unlikely case that it is true, that's a pretty amazing career in game design, to reach the pinnacle of two completely separate mediums. Even if not, they've both done pretty well for themselves in terms of design.
I know Ed himself hangs around on the forums occasionally. Maybe he'll chime in here to clear this up.