Office of Program Management
Rich Berard is senior vice president of Hunt Power. In this capacity, he heads the Office of Program Management, which is responsible for the project management, oversight and coordination of the growth, investment and business building programs of the company. Prior to this assignment, Berard led groups within the Hunt organization in the areas of strategic management reporting, corporate finance, financial administration and strategic planning.
Prior to joining the Hunt companies in 2002, Berard was employed by Arthur Andersen, LLP, and managed multiple projects from Andersen's Global Energy practice in Houston, Texas. While at Andersen, he consulted to global energy clients in the areas of business transformation and reengineering, M&A integration, strategic cost management and organizational optimization and design. In his consulting career, Berard has consulted to dozens of clients in the energy sector including oil and gas, power and utility companies. Before joining Arthur Andersen's consulting practice, he spent three years as an energy economist employed by an international government. Berard serves on the board of directors of US Powergen, a power generating company in New York City. He is the author of articles in industry journals and books and has served as a speaker and presenter at energy-related industry events.
Berard received a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Miami and a master of science degree in economics with honors from Bentley University. He is also a graduate of the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business' advanced management program.