Richard Beard is a Partner at Schulman & Beard. He is a graduate of Greensboro College. After graduation, he began a successful career in economic development, working with the Roanoke Valley of Virginia Economic Development Partnership. He later became the Sr. Project Manager for Economic Development with Forward Guilford, now known as the Greensboro Chamber Economic Development. In 1999, Beard made the move into commercial real estate. His community involvement includes serving on the boards of the GSO Sports Council, GSO Sports Foundation, the War Memorial Coliseum Commission, WellSpring Group, NAIOP and Greensboro Partnership Committee on Regionalism.