Nominated by President Barack Obama as a Director of the Amtrak Board in September 2012. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate in January 2013. Mr. Beall joined Highstar Capital in 2004 and he serves on Highstar's Investment and Executive Committees. Mr. Beall has over 12 years of experience in direct investments, investment banking and finance. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Star Atlantic and the Ports America Companies. Prior to joining Highstar, he worked in the Global Natural Resources Group at Lehman Brothers, Inc., and in operations and engineering at Koch Gateway Pipeline Company, a natural gas transmission pipeline owned by Koch Industries, Inc. Mr. Beall received a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University and Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.