Karen Beard Senior Consultant

As a senior consultant at TIP, Karen Beard has more than 15 years of experience as a researcher in both the public and private sector. Since joining TIP in 2000, she has managed consulting engagements for clients across the country. Her recent projects include a competitiveness strategy for a 26-county region centered on the Louisville metropolitan area, which includes Fort Knox; preparing a talent management strategy to help Workforce Solutions of Central Texas understand the impact of troop movement at Fort Hood; conducting a fiscal impact analysis of proposed development for the city of Sachse, Texas; and developing a strategy to help Tompkins County Area Development(the economic development organization for Ithaca, N.Y.), capitalize on nanotechnology and materials science research being conducted at Cornell University.

Prior to joining TIP, Karen held research positions with the Texas Department of Economic Development, the State Bar of Texas, and the Texas Rehabilitation Commission. In addition, she led a major household travel survey as a research manager for NuStats, an Austin-based transportation research firm.

Email: karen@tipstrategies.com