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David Ward, Esq.

Senior Corporate Counsel, Global Payments, Inc.
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David Ward serves as Senior Corporate Counsel for Global Payments Inc. He is primarily responsible legal items within the Active Network division of Global Payments. Mr. Ward joined Global Payments in 2019 after its merger with Total System Services, Inc (“TSYS”).

Prior to Global Payments, Mr. Ward served as a Senior Staff Attorney at TSYS, where he oversaw contractual negotiations, vendor management, transactional strategy, and enterprise business development partnerships for the TSYS Jacksonville operation.

Prior to joining TSYS, Mr. Ward served as Chief Legal Officer for iMobile3, LLC from 2015 – 2018. iMobile3 was a payments technology firm in Jacksonville, FL which was acquired by TSYS in 2018. Mr. Ward earned his J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law, where he was a member of the Florida State Law Review, and was selected by the Governor as a Gubernatorial Fellow within the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Mr. Ward received his B.A. in English Creative Writing from Florida State University, where he was a member of the Honors Program. Prior to his service on the DIA, Mr. Ward was a member of the Jacksonville Planning Commission.

Mr. Ward currently serves on the DIA's Finance and Budget Committee as well as the DIA's Strategic Implementation Committee. 

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