Lisa Ward


Lisa is a Partner with JamesDruryPartners. She has 25 years of experience performing CEO and board director search assignments, in addition to corporate governance consulting projects for clients across a broad range of industries.  Her expertise is particularly strong in the consumer goods and industrial products industries.  She has also served a wide variety of Private Equity clients.

Lisa joined JamesDruryPartners in 2013 after spending more than two decades with Spencer Stuart, where she began her career, advancing through roles of increasing responsibility to ultimately execute senior level board and executive search projects for clients across multiple industry practices, successfully completing over 350 engagements for clients in the consumer goods, retail, industrial manufacturing and utilities sectors.

Lisa is a member of The Executives’ Club of Chicago, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and co-founder of Feline Friends Chicago, a not-for-profit cat adoption program.  She and her husband reside in Chicago's West Loop, and enjoy traveling and cooking, as well as participating in marathons and triathlons.  They are avid Blackhawks, Bears and Cubs fans.

Lisa has a B.A. in English and Political Science from Iowa State University.



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