Committee for Economic Development
Bernard C. Bailey is the President of the Committee for Economic Development (CED). He brings over three decades of management experience to the organization. Most recently, he was the Chairman and CEO of Authentix Corporation, a private equity owned global authentication and information services company. He has also served as a long-time Trustee of CED.
He has served as CEO of two publicly traded companies and held executive positions during a seventeen-year career with IBM. Bernard also has served as a director of eight publicly traded companies. He currently serves on the board of directors of Telos Corporation and is Chairman of Authentix.
He earned a PhD in Management from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. His research focused on decision making, strategy, and corporate governance. Bernard also holds advanced graduate degrees in engineering from the University of California – Berkeley and the University of Southern California, and an MBA from George Washington University. Upon receiving his undergraduate degree in engineering from the United States Naval Academy he served as an officer in the U. S. Navy.
He has written and spoken extensively on policy issues including corporate governance. He has served as an expert financial witness in front of the Delaware Court of Chancery, the major court responsible for oversight of publicly traded companies.
Additionally, he is currently an Adjunct Professor in the MBA program at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University; a member of the advisory board of Egis Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in the security industry; a Trustee of the Naval Academy Athletic and Scholarship Foundation; and a Trustee of Trout Unlimited, a coldwater conservation group.