Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Mike Beard has been the President of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence since its inception in 1974. Mike 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 Bohanan Show and National Public Radio's All Things Considered. 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 coming to the Coalition, 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. He resides in the District of Columbia where he and his wife have raised their two children.
In addition to his work at the Coalition, he is currently a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists.
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