J. Anthony Beard, Board Member

J. Anthony Beard is a member of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and serves on the Nominating and Governance Committee and also serves on the Steering Committee. He is the Chief Financial Officer of the City of Atlanta, where he is responsible for the oversight and management of the city’s financial condition. He also advises the Mayor and city council on municipal finance, budgeting, treasury activities, accounting, financial policies and pension matters. 

Prior to his role at the City of Atlanta, Mr. Beard served as the Deputy Commissioner of Finance and Management for Atlanta’s Department of Watershed Management, providing centralized financial and administrative support to the city’s multi-billion-dollar water sewer system, and coordination and oversight of departmental business systems. Prior to that, Mr. Beard was Treasurer for the Palm Beach County (FL) Clerk and Comptroller. 

Mr. Beard received a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University.

Mr. Beard's term with the MSRB expires September 30, 2020.