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Laysha Ward

Laysha Ward
Laysha Ward
President of Community Relations

Laysha Ward is President of Community Relations for Target and a member of its executive committee. She oversees the corporation’s domestic and international grant making, community sponsorships, cause marketing initiatives, volunteerism and other civic activities. 

Ward serves on the board of directors of the Executive Leadership Council and Denny’s Corporation. She is a member of the Aspen Institute’s Commission on No Child Left Behind, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and The Links, an international woman’s service organization. She is also a member of the advisory committee for The Shriver Report, a project founded by Maria Shriver that examines current cultural transformations affecting American women and families. 

She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and a master’s degree in social services administration from the University of Chicago. 

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