Mary Ward serves as Chief People Officer at Acxiom, leading all people initiatives and programs aligned to Acxiom’s core values. Mary is focused on embracing an innovation agenda geared at engaging, building and expanding value across all Acxiom employees.
Prior to this role, Mary served as HR Business Partner in each of the business and shared services functions. Since joining Acxiom in 1998, Mary has held a variety of associate and leadership positions, including several Business Analyst positions, Client Services Manager, and Director of Client Services.
With a passion for associate care, people and leadership development, Mary transitioned into Acxiom’s HR organization in 2012. By coupling her business acumen with her passion for people, Mary leverages her broad cross-functional skills to ensure all Acxiom associates and leaders thrive at Acxiom. She provides leadership on several enterprise-wide strategic initiatives, including organizational development, compensation, operations, project/program management, talent management, acquisition and development.
Mary holds a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas Tech University. She lives in the Central Arkansas area with her husband Tim and their two children.