Mr. Kennedy serves as a board member and adviser for SWIIM. He currently serves as Western Growers Association’s Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of all of the Western Growers entities. Mr. Kennedy joined Western Growers in 2003 and is responsible for the financial operations of the company, including accounting, reporting and treasury. He also serves as the treasurer of the Political Action Committees. Prior to joining Western Growers, Mr. Kennedy held a number of CFO and Controller positions with both private and public companies as well as spent a number of years running his own consulting firm. He began his career practicing as a CPA with Price Waterhouse Coopers. Ward is a graduate of Villanova University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting.