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Richard C. Beaird


Dr. Beaird, former Senior Deputy United States Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, and Office Director for Multilateral Affairs within the U.S. Department of State’s Deputate of International Communications and Information Policy (CIP), is recognized domestically and internationally for his in depth understanding of all major international telecommunications policy issues involving multilateral and bilateral forums.  Drawing on over 30 years of high-level government experience as well as his background in senior positions with a Fortune 500 company, he assists U.S. companies seeking to expand internationally as well as non-U.S. companies and organizations planning to invest in, monitor, or understand the U.S. and international markets.  Dr. Beaird, while serving in the Department of State, was founder of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum's telecommunication working group, has multi-decade experience at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and was the first official from the United States to be elected chair of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Council.