Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Adtalem Global Education 

Stephen Beard joined Adtalem Global Education in 2018. He was previously General Counsel of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc., where, as an LCLD Member, he led the organization's participation in the Fellows and Pathfinder programs. Stephen is also the former Chair of the City of Chicago's Board of Ethics and serves on the boards of A Better Chicago and the Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. 

As of 2018, Adtalem's Board of Directors was 33 percent female and 44 percent diverse; companywide, 74 percent of the workforce was female and 63 percent of leadership roles were held by women. Adtalem has multiple initiatives to support and empower women, and is also a signatory of CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion.  

Joined LCLD 2019


Highlights of LCLD Participation


Fellows Program
Fellows Nomination:
2019: Lisa Chessare


Member: Stephen Beard