Daniel WardPortland, Oregon, United States
Daniel Ward is a seasoned CEO with a diverse range of leadership experience spanning over 30 years. He has worked across different industries and sectors such as healthcare, education, government, and non-profit organizations. Ward is a strategic thinker with a proven track record of creating profitable businesses, directing organizational turnarounds, and managing government programs. He is also an effective communicator and public speaker.
Ward's professional background includes starting and managing community mental health programs, directing marketing for a multinational web software company, managing quality improvement in software firms, starting an inter-urban bus company, and teaching high school and college. He has also worked as a CEO of Metro Crisis Services, Quality director at 50 Below Software, and Executive Director of the State of Oregon Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission. Ward is currently a co-owner of the Oregon Center for Change and a skilled technical writer, marketer, and advertising copywriter.
Ward has a Bachelor's degree in Education, English, History and Multidisciplinary Social Studies from Michigan State University and has studied towards a Masters's degree in Psychology at the University of West Georgia. His specialties include executive leadership, strategic planning, policy development, grant acquisition and management, proposal writing, financial management, access program development, facilities planning and design, commercial construction, facilities management, government relations, community relations, public relations, crisis planning and management, technical writing, advertising, and media copywriting.