Director, Government Affairs

Ruth Ward serves in Washington, D.C., as the Director of Government Affairs for Family Policy Alliance (FPA). In this role, Ruth is the primary liaison for FPA in meetings with Congressional offices, federal agencies and partnering national organizations to promote family values and life. She regularly advises Congressional offices and state allies on national issues of critical importance to the FPA constituency.

Ruth brings six years of experience on Capitol Hill working for a member of Congress in various roles, including advising on and tracking top healthcare, life and religious freedom legislation as well as drafting letters and legislation on a myriad of issues. Prior to her work on Capitol Hill, she served 6 years at the family policy council, Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), engaging in a number of roles alongside the leadership team to advance and protect religious freedom, family values and life at the Louisiana state Capitol and surrounding community.

During her time at LFF, Ruth had the opportunity to work closely with government and non-profit stakeholders to connect church families to children in foster care in a campaign to reduce the number of children waiting for forever families. In addition to these roles, she has also worked on a statewide Senate election as a Faith Coalition Director and Operations Director and served as a Legislative Aide to a Louisiana state house member.

Ruth holds her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Louisiana State University and her Master of Arts in Public Policy from Liberty University. She and her husband are both proud South Louisianans and LSU graduates. They now reside in Washington, D.C., and are blessed with the joy of raising their young son. Ruth is an active volunteer at her local crisis pregnancy center and is passionate about human flourishment and seeing marriages and families thrive in a community. She and her family enjoy getting outdoors, serving the community and exploring the museums in DC in their free time.