Ms. Ward currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at CURiO Brands, a consumer products company that manufactures and sells personal care and home fragrance products. Prior to CURiO Brands, Ms. Ward served as CEO of Thymes from 2012 to 2016 when it merged with DPM Fragrance to become CURiO Brands. She was the first non-founder CEO of Thymes and successfully managed the transition and merger. Prior to her work with CURiO Brands, Ms. Ward served as President and Chief Operating Officer, Ebony, Jet & Fashion Fair Cosmetics at Johnson Publishing Company. Before this role, Ms. Ward served as Assistant Vice President for the Coca-Cola Company, where she was responsible for implementing business development strategies and programs to build market share with consumers across all major Coca-Cola brands. Ms. Ward also spent more than a decade with Procter & Gamble, first as a process engineer and then transitioning to strategy and brand management. At P&G, Ms. Ward led several brands and categories, including Pampers, Tampax, Clairol Herbal Essences and a number of other well-established, global beauty and home brands. Ms. Ward received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science from Duke University and her MBA degree from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.