Laurie Ward

Laurie Ward

Laurie Ward with her "Friends" frame.


Phone: 301-696-3803
Office: Alumnae Hall 209


Laurie Ward was named executive director of marketing and communications in February 2017; in January 2019, she became the vice president for marketing and communications.

She oversees the teams responsible for strategic marketing, media relations, publications, social media, the website, conference and events services, and print and mail services.

Before coming to Hood, Laurie 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, Laurie received her bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism from St. John Fisher College in Rochester.

Laurie lives in Frederick with her rescue dog, Tino, and is an avid baseball fan. She is excited about being in an American League market again.


  • B.A., St. John Fisher College (now St. John Fisher University)