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Ward Swift
Ward  Swift

Chief Communications Officer

Began at Auburn: September 2013

Education: Swift graduated from Auburn University in 1979 with a bachelor's degree from the College of Business.

Job Responsibilities: Swift provides oversight of communications related activities including Sports Information, Video / Photography, Public Relations, Community Relations, and Digital Media so as to optimize the value of the Auburn Athletics brand and meet the communication needs of donors and fans.

Past Experience: Swift has more than 30 years of executive leadership experience in the public and private sectors specializing in the areas of marketing, marketing research, branding, advertising & promotion, event management, sports marketing, multicultural marketing, strategic planning and P&L management. Prior to joining Auburn Athletics, Swift held corporate positions of President, Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President Global Commercial Development followed by the founding of his own marketing communications firm for which he held the position of CEO.

Personal: Swift is a multi-generational member of the Auburn family. He is married to Lisa Albano Swift and the couple have three sons: Brandon, Matthew and Justin.

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