Dena Ward began working at Kansas Athletics, via Anthony Travel, in October, 2009. She started as a sports travel consultant and became an account manager in September, 2010. As an account manager she takes care of the department's travel needs.
Ward held several jobs before coming to KU including customer relations with Packer Plastics, tour escort with Maupintour Headquarters, and handled corporate travel for Travel & Transport and All About Travel. She also worked at Private Retreats, AAA and First Med.
Born in Hawthorne, Nev., Ward graduated from Lawrence (Kan.) High School. She is married to Daniel Ward and has two children: Ryan and Karissa Pinegar. Her hobbies include boating, motorcycle riding, camping, gardening, photography and family activities.