Meet the Instructor
Leta Beard is an award-winning educator who specializes in sales and marketing management. She has been on the faculty of the UW Foster Business School since 1996. During her tenure, she has won numerous teaching awards including the Undergraduate Professor of the Year for Marketing in 2006, the Wells Fargo Faculty Award for Undergraduate Teaching in 2007, the Distinguished Contribution to Lifelong Learning Award in 2009 and the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2015. Beard is also the lead faculty member in the Certificate in Marketing Management program. Before accepting her current position at the University of Washington, Beard worked for AT&T Network Systems (Lucent Technologies) for more than 12 years. She served in various marketing capacities, winning several national and regional marketing awards. She has an M.B.A. in finance and marketing from the University of Washington.