Mike Beard is the President Emeritus of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and a founding board member of the Ed Fund. Mike has testified on firearms issues before the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. He has also been profiled in Beacham’s Guide to Lobbyists, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World.

Before beginning his work on gun violence prevention, Mike was the Executive Director of the Committee for Congressional Reform, Self-Determination for D.C. and the World Federalist Youth – USA. He has worked on the staffs of Representative Walter E. Fauntroy (D-DC), Representative Walter Moeller (D-OH), and Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA).

Mike is a graduate of the American University School of Government and Public Administration and the School of International Service.