Mr. Beezat has participated in over 250 executive search assignments and has successfully completed over 125 consulting assignments in the areas of human resource management – including classification and compensation systems, total cost employee compensation analysis, employee personnel manuals, performance evaluation systems, and employee/labor relations improvement programs. In particular, he served as the principal staff to several regional consortiums addressing the rapid increases in municipal employee salaries and benefits. These consortiums involved over 70 municipalities in the Chicago area, downstate Illinois, and Minnesota.
Robert Beezat is Of Counsel for GovHR USA with over forty-two years of private and public sector management, consulting, training and teaching experience. He has provided a variety of management consulting services to over 250 municipalities and public agencies nationwide, with public jurisdictions ranging in size from 3,000 to 5,000,000 in population.
Mr. Beezat has also conducted a number of management studies reviewing the organizational structure and management operations of municipalities. These studies have ranged from individual departments such as Fire, Police and Public Works, to the operations of entire municipal organizations. He is very proud that one of the cities he worked with implemented many of the recommendations in his report and eventually won the prestigious "All American City" award.
He has designed and implemented a number of management and supervisory training programs for municipalities. He has also conducted a number of long-range strategic planning and goal-setting processes for municipalities and not-for-profit organizations, involving over 125 "live" participants as well as close to a thousand citizens through the innovative use of cable television.
Beside his consulting experience, Mr. Beezat has fourteen years of management experience in the positions of City Manager, Village Manager, and Town Administrator. He has worked in suburban and independent cities, covering the full range of municipal services including a hospital and an electric utility. He also has extensive experience in the field of economic development and has earned recognition from local businesses for innovative, cooperative approaches to addressing economic development issues.
Finally, Mr. Beezat has been very active in working with and developing programs that benefit lower socio-economic segments of the population. He has been successful in putting together municipal, educational and business resources to address the diverse needs of a low-income, immigrant population and he has organized a number of community-based groups to resolve neighborhood problems and issues.
Mr. Beezat is a member of the International City/County Management Association. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Marquette University in Milwaukee and Lewis University in the Chicago area where he taught public and business management courses. Mr. Beezat is a graduate of Loyola University and has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Roosevelt University, both in Chicago, Illinois.