Laysha L. Ward is Executive Vice President and Chief External Engagement Officer for Target and a member of the company’s executive leadership team.
In this role, Ward leads Target’s enterprise-wide approach to actively engage and deepen relationships with external stakeholders to drive positive business and community impact.
Ward serves on the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Advisory Board, the Stanford Center for Longevity Advisory Council, and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, the Economic Clubs of New York and Chicago, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and The Links. Ward also serves on the board of directors of Denny’s Corporation, as well as the boards of Greater MSP, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Northside Achievement Zone.
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.