Peter Beard

Peter Beard
Senior Vice President, Regional Workforce Development, Greater Houston Partnership

Peter Beard serves as Senior Vice President for Regional Workforce Development at the Greater Houston Partnership whose mission is to make the Houston region the best place to live, work and build a business.  In his role, Peter leads the Partnership’s UpSkill Houston initiative—a business led effort that works with employers, educational institutions, community-based organizations, and the public workforce system to develop collective solutions that close the skills gap in Houston. UpSkill Houston seeks to ensure that the region’s businesses have access to workers that have the necessary skills and credentials for “middle skills” careers in the key industry sectors that drive Houston’s regional economy and anchor its global economic competitiveness.  Peter received his A.B. in economics from Davidson College (NC) and J.D. (magna cum laude) from Syracuse University College of Law (NY).