Dave Ward graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1979, attended Grays Harbor College, graduated from Washington State University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, and is a licensed professional electrical engineer.
He joined Tacoma Power in 1985 as an electrical engineer. He worked as an electrical engineer at Grays Harbor PUD from 1990-92 before leaving for a supervisory position at Tacoma Power. In 1997, he began serving as the Assistant Transmission and Distribution Manager and was appointed Transmission and Distribution Manager in 2007. He joined Grays Harbor PUD as the General Manager in June of 2013. He is a member of Washington State University’s Power Engineering Advisory Board.
He is married to his wife, Robin and has two children Jennifer and Aaron. The Wards have many interests including enjoying the outdoors (hiking, camping, fishing, clamming, etc.), gardening, reading and home projects. They also enjoy participating in volunteer activities in the community and for their church.