Board Chair

Timothy Beans brings 40 years of experience leading public and private sector programs with a focus on public affairs, environmental and health issues, emergency response, and customer service. He worked for USAID for 15 years, serving as a contracting officer, head of Acquisitions and Assistance for the Agency, and mission director for the Regional Development Mission in Asia, where he was responsible for all USAID programing in Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, and China. He returned to USAID Headquarters to serve as the senior deputy assistant administrator for the Management Bureau and then the Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance Bureau. After retiring from USAID, he joined Chemonics, serving as the senior vice president of their new AFPAC Division. He was later employed by DAI, where he served as senior vice president of Business Operations and senior advisor to DAI’s president and CEO. He subsequently worked as a consultant supporting USAID by teaching contracts courses around the world and taking assignments supporting Missions in Latin America. Tim holds a master’s degree in public administration from American University.