Pelosi Names Daniel P. Beard New Chief Administrative Officer
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.