Charmaine Ward is a Corporate Affairs Executive at Georgia-Pacific, responsible for corporate philanthropy and community affairs. Charmaine gives back by serving on many civic and community boards whose missions align with her personal passion of education, arts and entrepreneurship. She is immediate past president of the National Black MBA Association, Atlanta Chapter (the largest chapter in the country with over 1000 members). She serves on the national board of National Black MBA and is Vice Chair of National Black Arts Festival Board. She serves on the boards of many local organizations and chapters of national civic and community organizations.
Charmaine is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Torch Award from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., 100 Most Influential Black Women in Atlanta from Atlanta Business League, SWEPT Facilitator of the Decade from Spelman, Local Legend from Frank Ski Kids Foundation, Corporate Award from Concerned Black Clergy, 25 Women of Achievement from Rolling Out Magazine, Woman In Philanthropy from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and NBMBAA Chapter President of the Year. Charmaine graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics from Clark Atlanta University and earned an MBA with honors from the Executive MBA program at Kennesaw State University.