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Laurie Ward


Laurie Ward

Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

Tel: 301-696-3803 
Office: Alumni Hall, Room 209

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  • B.A., St. John Fisher College


Laurie Ward was named executive director of marketing and communications in February 2017. Ward oversees the team responsible for strategic marketing, media relations, publications, social media and the web.

Before coming to Hood, Ward served as the chief marketing and communications officer at Delaware Valley University and the director of client marketing services at Ithaca College. Prior to her higher education experience, she was the public relations director at the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum in Baltimore. At all three institutions, she was responsible for a rebrand and the roll out of a new logo.

A native of upstate New York, Ward received her bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism from St. John Fisher College in Rochester.