Jamie C. Beard, Esq.
Geothermal Entrepreneurship Organisation (GEO)
Jamie serves as the Executive Director of the Geothermal Entrepreneurship Organization (GEO) at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, an organization she founded in 2019. She also organizes and curates the PIVOT – From Hydrocarbons to Heat conference series, a gathering dedicated to engaging the oil and gas industry in challenges associated with exploring and drilling for geothermal energy.
An energy, regulatory and environmental attorney by training, Jamie worked as an associate attorney at the international law firm WilmerHale after graduating from Boston University School of Law. She then joined an MIT energy storage spin-off, serving as Vice-President of Strategic Development, and managed two major federal projects, including multi-million dollar awards from the Department of Energy.
Jamie is considered a thought leader on clean energy initiatives. She has been invited to speak at symposia at Harvard, MIT, the Boston Bar Association, and the New England Board of Higher Education.
She is a passionate advocate for geothermal energy as the baseload capable clean energy of the future, recently delivering a TED talk on the subject of geothermal and the oil and gas industry in August, 2021 (www.texasgeo.org).