Pelosi Names Daniel P. Beard New Chief Administrative Officer

January 31, 2007
Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today that she will appoint Daniel P. Beard as the new Chief Administrative Officer.  Beard, who recently served as a senior advisor for the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., has more than three decades of experience in policy affairs and management issues.  His government service includes positions with the House of Representatives, Senate, White House, Interior Department, and the Library of Congress.

As Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation in the Interior Department, Beard guided the agency on a more environmentally responsible path with an award winning management style that promoted water conservation among agricultural and urban water users.  His work in the environmental community includes his role as the former Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President for Public Policy at the National Audubon Society and Staff Director of the House Natural Resources Committee.

'Dan Beard's years of work in the many facets of our government, from the House to the White House, provide him with vast management experience that is necessary to run the crucial functions of the House,' Pelosi said.  'In his roles at the Bureau of Reclamation and the National Audubon Society, he has proven his ability as an effective leader.'

Beard said: 'I look forward to returning to Capitol Hill, working on behalf of the American people and Members of Congress.  I am excited at the opportunity to apply the management experience I have gained throughout my years in the federal government to ensure the crucial functions of the House run smoothly and effectively.'

Beard holds a master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Washington and lives in Columbia, Md. with his wife, Dana.  He will replace current CAO, Jay Eagan, in February.