Beck Redden Names John Meredith New Executive Director

  • December 15, 2015

Effective December 29, 2015, John Meredith will become the new Executive Director of Beck Redden LLP.  He replaces Jeff Gray, who announced his retirement earlier this year.  As Executive Director, John will be in charge of overseeing the firm's operations.

 “John’s experience will be very useful in helping the firm achieve its goals in the coming years,” David J. Beck, founding partner of the firm, said.  “We are pleased to welcome such a knowledgeable and well-rounded Executive Director to our team.  We look forward to John assisting us in providing first-class representation to our clients.”

John has more than 25 years of diverse legal experience.  He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of North Georgia, a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia Tech, a J.D. degree from Baylor Law School, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard.  As Chairman of the Aspiring Youth After-School Programs for at-risk middle school youth, a volunteer project of the Houston Young Lawyers Association, John organized and implemented citywide, statewide and nationwide programs that have reached more than 10,000 at-risk youth in 33 cities.   John served as its President and General Counsel until 2005.

John is a Board Member for Souper Bowl of Caring, Chairman of the Community Leadership Board for the Harris County Education Foundation, and a Deacon at Second Baptist Church.  John has been through leadership training programs from American Leadership Forum, Center for Houston’s Future, FBI Citizens’ Academy, and Leadership Houston. He has spoken at local, statewide and national legal and non-profit seminars.

In recognition of his community and professional service, John was chosen to carry the Olympic Torch for the 1996 Olympic Games.  Also, he was selected as the Robert F. Kennedy Award from Harvard, Outstanding Young Lawyer of Houston and of Texas, and Baylor Young Lawyer of the Year.  In 2002, John received a Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award from the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce.