From the impassioned fingertips of a composer and pianist to the meticulous precision required of a master production specialist, Danny Ward is the epitome of excellence in both fields.

As the helmsman of Ward & Ames Special Events, Inc., Danny directs the day to day operational aspects of the firm and is the quintessential go-to-guy and managing director for the company’s most complex proj- ects. His dedication, attention to detail, and inexhaustible drive are the catalysts for attaining the level of perfection he achieves for his clients.

Danny Ward’s accomplished and extensive personal knowledge of the performance and concert industry needs and vagaries gives him a unique advantage in the requisites of managing and producing Special Events. He is able to integrate both worlds and translates the most complex jargon into clear terminology for loyal clients who have entrusted their events with him for 25 years. He has produced and directed events for 5 American Presidents and innumerable Foreign Leaders, Dignitaries, Governors and Mayors as well as such immeasurable talents such as Bob Hope, Andy Williams, Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee, Bernadette Peters, Shirley McClain, The Beach Boys, Santana, Momix, and too many other performing artists to name. Ward & Ames Special Events, Inc. was born when Danny Ward teamed up with Nancy Ames’ incredible flair for creating masterpieces of dramatic design and excellence. Along with the Ward & Ames events staff and planning team, the firm has attained an enviable position in their production of some of the most high-profile events throughout the country and abroad since 1982. Ward & Ames, as a virtual pioneer in the special events field, has become one of the industry’s most respected event planning, management and production firms. The proof is evident, not only on the company’s website, www.ward- andames.com, but also in the retained basis they enjoy with a majority of their clients.

Outside of work, Danny is a master vegetable gardener and has won first place in every tomato contest he’s ever entered plus a lauded wine collector inducted into La Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin at the Clos de Vougeot in 1989. Both he and Nancy are involved with a multitude of charitable organizations, associations and boards and regularly donate their time to worthwhile causes and philanthropic endeav- ors throughout the country.