Mike Beard founded the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) in 1974 and served as president of the organization for several decades. Following his retirement from CSGV, he now serves as President Emeritus and is a member of the Board of Directors.
Before coming to CSGV, Mike was the Executive Director of the Committee for Congressional Reform, Self-Determination for DC and the World Federalist Youth – USA. He has worked for 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. He resides in the District of Columbia and has two children.
In addition to his work at CSGV, he is currently a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists.