Lloyd Ward

Lloyd WardCo-Managing Partner, Business – ABE, LLC. Lloyd has served as Chief Executive Officer and Secretary General of the United States Olympic Committee, Chairman and CEO of Maytag Corporation, President of Frito-Lay, Vice President of Pepsi Cola and Vice President and General Manager of Procter & Gamble. Lloyd has served as a member of the Board of Directors of General Motors Corporation, JP Morgan Chase Co. and Central, Belo Corporation and Southwest Utilities Corporation. He has also served on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations including the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Ronald McDonald House, Dallas YMCA, Paul Quinn College, Jimmy Johnson Foundation, and Inroads of Southwest Ohio.

Lloyd’s leadership has been publicly recognized by several honors and achievements, including being named Black Enterprise Magazine’s “Executive of the Year”, one of Business Week Magazine’s “Top 25 Executives”, and BrandWeek Magazine’s “Marketer of the Year”. Not only was he was embraced by Business Week Magazine as its cover story and had his life story included in the Good Morning America Millennium “Y2K” Time Capsule. He, also, received the “Outstanding Leadership Award” from the Center for Creative Leadership, the Jack Breslin “Lifetime Achievement Award” and the MSU “Alumni of the Year Award”. Lloyd holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and an MBA from Xavier University.