Interim Leader, Community Impact
Peter Beard serves as the Senior Vice President for Impact Priorities at United Way Worldwide - a nonprofit network consisting of 45 countries and more than 1,300 local organizations worldwide. Peter leads a team of professionals that are responsible for the development and delivery of key global, national and community strategies and practices that will allow the United Way system to work collaboratively with community stakeholders to achieve meaningful social change in United Way’s strategic focus areas of education, income and health. The department is responsible for developing effective practices and toolkits to support community strategies through outcome-focused planning. This Impact Priorities team also establishes and manages the national and international partnerships that are aligned with these strategic focus areas.
Prior to joining United Way, Peter served at the Fannie Mae Foundation for 14 years. During that tenure, he was the executive director during the wind-down of its operations and senior vice president for communications, strategy and information where he oversaw the development of the collaborative web-based portals, www.KnowledgePlex.org and www.DataPlace.org. Prior to joining the Fannie Mae Foundation, Peter served for five years as the general counsel at Habitat for Humanity International in Americus, Georgia. He was also in private legal practice at Semmes, Bowen & Semmes in Baltimore, Maryland. Peter received his A.B. in economics from Davidson College and J.D. (magna cum laude) from Syracuse University College of Law.