Eugene P. Beard
Benefactor
The Beard Institute
Contact Information
712 Rockwell Hall
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282
Phone: 412.396.5259 Fax: 412.396.6175

Eugene Beard is currently Chairman of a 23 billion dollar mutual fund firm He has been a board member there since 1997.

Mr. Beard was Vice Chairman, Finance Operations at The Interpublic Group of Companies. Also, he was a member of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Board. He relinquished those positions in December 1999 when he retired after almost 20 years.

Since January 2000, he is Chairman and CEO of Westport Asset Fund, Inc. Westport Asset Fund was founded in 1983 by Mr. Beard. Its primary business is investments in public, private and start-up firms worldwide. Mr. Beard has been featured in Global Finance's CFO Superstars, Investors Relations, Treasury Magazine, Forbes, Corporate Finance, Institutional Investor, Business Week and Harvard Business Review. He was also featured on CNBC News and Nightly Business Report.

He was the recipient of an honorary degree of Doctor of Ethics in Business Leadership from Duquesne University in May 1998 and commencement speaker.

He established the Beard Center for Leadership & Ethics in Business at Duquesne University in 1994. He also established the Beard Graduate and Faculty Fellowship Programs for Ethics in the Professions at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 1997 where he is a member of the Advisory Council for Ethics in the Professions.

He established a ten-year scholarship program at Carlow University, entitled "The Rose Marie Beard Women of Spirit" award in his mom's memory. Over 50 Carlow students have completed the program.