Laysha Ward is executive vice president and chief external engagement officer for Target and a member of the company’s senior leadership team. She leads Target’s enterprise wide approach to actively engage and deepen relationships with external stakeholders to drive positive business and community impact.
Ms. Ward is a member of the Executive Leadership Council; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; The Links, an international woman’s service organization; the International Women’s Forum; the Advisory Board for the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program; and the Stanford Center for Longevity. She also sits on the for-profit board of directors for Denny’s Corporation.
Ms. Ward received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and a master’s degree in social services administration with an emphasis in management and public policy from the University of Chicago.