Sam Beard has dedicated his working life to public service. Mr. Beard has had the privilege of creating, marketing and then chairing programs for each of the last seven Presidents of the United States – Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush.
In 1965, he began as Staff Associate to U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy working to revitalize Bedford-Stuyvesant, a low-income community in Brooklyn, New York.
In 1969, Mr. Beard founded and remains Chairman of the National Development Council (NDC), a national non-profit organization dedicated to redeveloping urban and rural low-income communities. Read More
Sam Beard as Staff Associate To U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, 1966
President Ronald Reagan greeting Sam Beard in the White House after announcing the President's $2 Billion Small Business Revitalization Program. 1982
Sam and Hillary Beard at a White House reception with President and Mrs. Clinton as a result of our work on Social Security reform. 1998
President George HW Bush congratulates Sam Beard and the 1989 Jefferson Awards winners.