vice president, Voter Engagement
Mike Ward is the Program Director of Voter Engagement at Democracy Works. He comes to the civic engagement field with experience in human rights and inter-religious peace work. He studied conflict resolution in graduate school and is amazed at the consistent response people give upon hearing that: "We could use more conflict resolution in the world today." Mike spends his workdays developing TurboVote partnerships with colleges, nonprofits, for-profits, and government entities. He also directs the TurboVote Challenge, a community of companies and nonprofits working together to achieve 80 percent voter turnout. Outside of work, Mike was born and (mostly) raised in the great state of New Jersey and feels lucky to be living a full—and fulfilling—life in New York City.