George Beard – Strategic Alliance Manager

George is a entrepreneur who is currently working as a Strategic Alliance Manager, Office of Research & Strategic Partnerships for Portland State University.  In this role he has supported PSU’s strategic alliance with Portland General Electric; Worked on sustainable mobility projects, especially electric vehicles and the launch of Electric Avenue; and, is currently devoting much of his time considering the social and civic implications stemming from the rise (and upside) of our aging society.

Three essential skills for success in this field of media/journalism are,

1) Establishing, cultivating, and supporting external relationships that support the community service mission of Portland State   University
2) Conceiving and shaping projects and programs that are novel, potentially transformative to the urban landscape of the Portland region.
3) Attracting national class graduate talent to work in Oregon’s public and nonprofit sectors.


He is also interested in civic literacy; electric vehicles; vital aging & the third act of life; over turning the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

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