Name: Cam Ward
Job Title: Director
Company Name: Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles
Bio: State Senator Cam Ward is an Attorney who specializes in economic development and criminal justice reform. Prior to the Bureau, Ward was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 2002 where he served for two terms. In 2010, he was elected to the Alabama Senate representing parts of Shelby, Bibb and Chilton County. He was re-elected in 2012 and served as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, a role he held for the last nine years. Additionally, Ward served as President of the Alabama Law Institute. Studying International Relations at Troy University, Ward completed his undergraduate degree in 1993 and went on to Cumberland School of Law, after which he was admitted to the Alabama State Bar.
Bio 2: His dedication to the practice of law led him to be appointed Deputy Attorney General by former Attorney General Bill Pryor. In his work, Ward was assigned to the Alabama State Auditor’s office where he served as legal counsel. Later he went to work as Assistant Secretary of State dealing with election laws and corporate filings. Then after moving to Shelby County, Ward returned home to work for Congressman Spencer Bachus as his District Director. As a community leader, Ward has participated in numerous civic activities and memberships, including the Glenwood Autism Center, the YMCA of Alabaster, Leadership Shelby County and other non-profit organizations. In 2017, Ward took on a role with national Prison Fellowship and their Faith and Justice Fellowship.
Bio 3: Ward has been active in many legislative issues over the years including the sponsorship of stronger ethics laws and pro-growth measures that reduced the amount of government regulation in the private sector. In 2011, during Ward’s first year in the Senate, he and others led the passage of the most comprehensive package of tort reform measures in over a decade. In 2015, Ward was recognized nationally for his work on reforming Alabama’s criminal justice system, an issue he continues to champion. In late 2017, Senator Ward was named one of Autism Speaks National Legislators of the Year for his work on securing insurance coverage for those on the autism spectrum.