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Michael K. Beard

Michael K. Beard PhotoMichael K. Beard
TitleFounding President
ExpertiseLobbying, public interest, public relations; He has represented the Coalition in numerous national and local newspaper, magazine, television and radio interviews; His comments, editorials and op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Campaigns and Elections; He has been featured on NBC's Nightly News, CNN International, MSNBC Morning News, Fox Television News, Voice of America; Radio, The Jim Bohannon Show and National Public Radio's All Things Considered; He has testified on firearms issues before the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate
Current OrganizationCoalition to Stop Gun Violence and Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence
Type of OrganizationPublic education and public interest lobby
Major ProductInformation, education, legislation
Area of DistributionNational
University/DegreeB.A., School of Government and Public Administration, American University, 1963
Honors & AwardsBeacham's Guide to Lobbyists, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in the Environment; Appeared in the movie "Forest Gump"
AffiliationsMember, Screen Actors Guild; Member, American Federation of Radio and Television Artists; Board of Directors, Outta Sight Foundation; Board of Directors, United Nations Association-National Capital Area; Formerly Chair, Free Speech Defense and Education Fund; Chair, Board of Directors of Pax World Foundation and Pax International; Steering Committee for the Million Mom March
Hobbies & SportsBicycling, hiking, gardening, photography
Career AccomplishmentsHe has appeared in over 35 Hollywood movies and national television series
Work HistoryBefore coming to the Coalition, Mr. Beard was the Executive Director for the Committee for Congressional Reform, Self-Determination for D.C. and the World Federalist Youth-USA; He has served as a staff under the Representative Walter E. Fauntroy (D-DC), Representative Walter Moeller (D-OH) and volunteer on staff of Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA)
ChildrenCharles Elliott Beard; Avi Gabrielle Beard
SpouseMelinda Joan Meriam
MarriedFebruary 20, 1965
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