Nichole Ward

2019 Speaker

NICOLE WARD is Western regional director of BDO USA, the fifth-largest global public accounting and professional services firm, providing assurance, tax, financial advisory, and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. During the course of her business career, Ward has held leadership roles in marketing, business development, management, strategic planning, training, and staffing. Most recently, she worked with Tatum LLC as their Northern California practice director, and accretive solutions (also known as Horn Murdock Cole) as the director of business development. Ward is from Los Angeles, and graduated from the University of California–Santa Barbara. She serves on the board of directors for Watermark, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, ArtPoint of the De Young Museum, and on the advisory committee of the Glow Foundation. She has also served as vice chair of the Business Arts Council, chair of the Arts Forum of the Commonwealth Club, founder and chair of Epicenter:Arts, and is on the board of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Ward’s philanthropic support of the arts is fueled by her personal passion as an artist. She is a film and stage actor, commercial voiceover actor, and classically trained singer.

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