Richard (Rick) Beard President & CEO of People's Utah Bancorp and Bank of American Fork, Utah’s largest community bank with 10 locations. Before becoming Bank of American Fork’s President in 2005, Mr. Beard had been involved with bank for more than eight years, serving as the Bank’s general legal counsel for much of that time. His financial background includes a substantial corporate finance practice dealing with both debt and equity as well as corporate governance. He has served as Chairman of the Securities Section of the Utah Bar. A corporate attorney for 26 years, Beard has practiced with both regional and national law firms. He is a member of the Utah and American Bar Associations. Beard previously served as a shareholder and member of the Board of Directors for Callister, Nebeker & McCullough in Salt Lake City, a firm that specializes in the practice of corporate and financial institutions law. He was Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude with a BS from the University of Utah and where he also obtained his JD from while an Editor of Law Review.