Since coming to the Capitol, Beard has quickly become the bureaucrat that Republicans love to hate, whether it's re-engineering the House cafeterias, installing environmentally friendly light bulbs or trying to get rid of the coal at the Capitol Power Plant.
Beard is the brains behind the Green the Capitol initiative, following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's mandate to make the organization more sustainable. But the goal goes beyond green, he said.
"I'm the leader of an organization. We're trying to deliver services to the members and make this an efficient, well-run organization," Beard said.