Laysha Ward

Executive Vice President and Chief External Engagement Officer

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Laysha Ward is executive vice president and chief external engagement officer for Target and a member of the company’s executive 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.

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