39th Annual NAPIPM Educational Conference
August 5 - 8, 2019
Sheraton Memphis Downtown | Memphis, TN
Ronald Ward is the Director of the Program Accountability and Administration Division in the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). He assumed his position in 2012 and has led SNAP’s efforts to better utilize predictive analytics to work with State partners to combat SNAP fraud, waste, and abuse. His Division is responsible for program administration, program evaluation, quality control, nutrition education, and the prevention of improper payments. Prior to his current position, Mr. Ward spent 15 years using data analytics to investigate cases of potential fraud at USDA; conducting field investigations within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C. He is a graduate of DePaul University.