Ward Brehm is a retired Twin Cities businessman, author and leader in African humanitarian efforts. He has served three Presidents as Chairman and Board Director of the United States African Development Foundation. He is a director of the USAID Advisory Board in Washington DC, and Alight, formerly the American Refugee Committee.
Ward was the first businessman to be asked by Congress to give the Keynote address at the 2008 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC. He was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal, the 2nd highest civilian award, for his many years of work in and advocacy for Africa by President George W. Bush.
Ward is the author of four books including Bigger Than Me: Just When I thought I Had all the Answers, God Changed the Questions.
He and his wife of 39 years, Kris, live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.