Ward is an experienced legislative lobbyist serving Missouri,
Kansas and Capitol Hill. He provides clients with a valuable
combination of national political and lobbying expertise.
Previously, Ward managed national fundraising, public relations
and supported lobbying efforts for the American Short Line
and Regional Railroad Association in Washington D.C. He coordinated
more than 30 political events across the county and raised
more than a quarter million dollars in the 2002 election
cycle for various campaigns.
Ward’s extensive experience on Capitol Hill includes,
organizing the 2002 and 2003 Railroad Day on the Hill. This
event consisted of more than 500 industry leaders participating
in more than 200 congressional meetings.
For two years, Ward also worked for the Republican Leadership
Council (RLC) to influence national perceptions. This involved
building and maintaining relationships with the country’s
top business, civic and political leaders. He also coordinated
and distributed political advertising for the RLC.
Ward has held political leadership roles on the local, regional
and national levels. He is a veteran of five U.S. senate
and congressional campaigns including U.S. Senators Sam Brownback
and Pat Roberts.
In addition, Ward’s political expertise on Capitol
Hill includes gaining strong transportation and defense expertise,
while working for U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (KS) and U.S.
Senator Kit Bond (MO) as an aide.
He is currently involved with the Greater Kansas City Chamber
of Commerce, Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired,
Harvester’s Community Food Network and his local Episcopal
Ward is a 1999 graduate of the University of Kansas with
two bachelor’s degrees in communications and history.
He lives in Prairie Village, Kan. with his wife Sally.