Adam Ward

Adam Ward

Director, Governments Affairs, Director-00 at The Ohio State University

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281 W. Lane Ave, Columbus, Ohio, United States
HQ Phone:
(614) 292-2631

General Information


Director of Marketing and Outreach and Executive Director  - Ohio Soybean Council

Director of Government Affairs  - College of Food

Legislative Aide  - Ohio House of Representatives

Chairman  - Ohio Livestock Coalition

Loan Officer  - Citizens National Bank


B.S.  - Political Science , Capital University


Board Member  - Clean Fuels Ohio

Assistant To the Energy Advisor  - Ohio Air Quality Development Authority

Legislative Liaison  - Ohio Department of Agriculture

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Adam Ward, new CFAES director of gov't affairs, grew up in Champaign County
Adam Ward, executive director of the Ohio Soybean Association, will begin his new role pending final approvals March 6. At the Ohio Soybean Association, Ward managed a membership-driven advocacy organization by implementing the strategic vision of its 20-member board and directed an advocacy team at the Ohio Statehouse. He also served as director of marketing and outreach for the Ohio Soybean Council. Prior to that, Ward was assistant to the Governor's Energy Advisor at the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority, as legislative director and acting deputy director at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, and as a legislative aide at the Ohio House of Representatives. He received his bachelor's degree in political science from Capital University. Will work to build and strengthen relationships "Adam will be a great addition to the CFAES leadership team," said Lonnie King, interim vice president for agricultural administration and interim dean of CFAES. As government affairs director, Ward will develop and strengthen relationships with public officials at all levels of government, university advocates, agencies, university leadership when appropriate, and related staff for these groups to positively impact the college and advance the university's agenda. He will be a member of The Ohio State University Government Affairs Team; monitor legislation and governmental issues; execute lobbying efforts, appropriation requests and preparation; and participate in strategy development. Ward will play a key role in advocating on behalf of the college before the Ohio General Assembly and executive branch on the biennial state appropriations that support the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and Ohio State University Extension, which are CFAES's research and outreach arms. He also will work with OSU Extension and local elected officials to continue their financial support for county Extension offices.

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Adam Ward, Director of Government Affairs, OSU Extension

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Adam Ward, Executive Director
Phone: 614-476-3100 Fax: 614-476-9576 Adam Ward joined the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) and Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) in 2010, as the Executive Director for OSA and Director of Marketing and Outreach for OSC. Adam has overseen membership and legislative activities beneficial to the soybean value chain. He also serves as the Chairman of the Ohio Livestock Coalition and serves as a Director on the Board of Clean Fuels Ohio. Adam previously served as Acting Deputy Director and Legislative Liaison at the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and as Assistant to the Governor's Energy Advisor. During his time at ODA, Adam was instrumental in putting together the agency's annual operating budget and working to establish the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. Adam also was the Chairman of the Equine Task Force under directive of Director Robert Boggs to seek ways to improve and assist the Ohio equine industry. Prior to working at ODA, Adam was a loan officer at Citizen's National Bank of Urbana. He began his career as an aide in the Ohio House of Representatives. Adam graduated from Capital University with a B.S. in Political Science.

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