Sedgwick WardSedgwick A. Ward retired from the practice of law in 1995. He was associated with the firm of Brown, Wood, Ivey, Mitchell & Petty and predecessor firms from 1962 until 1985, ending as a senior partner, and then served as of counsel in the New York office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe from 1986 to 1995. His practice was in the fields of securities law and the law of financial derivatives. Mr. Ward graduated from Williams College in 1954 and Harvard Law School in 1957. He served in the U.S. Navy’s Office of the Judge Advocate General and with the Securities and Exchange Commission before entering private practice.

Mr. Ward serves as a member of the advisory committee for his family’s interest in CSC a privately-owned provider of business services and is a director of, and is active in the management of, Frantz Medical Development, Ltd. He is a board member of a number of investment companies sponsored by Bessemer Trust Company.

He has been an active supporter of the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, American Ballet Theater, the Juilliard School, Chanticleer, and two choral groups, Canticum Novum and Canticorum Virtuosi. He has recently joined the board of The Olana Partnership.