Al Ward of Billings has been appointed to serve on the AARP Montana Executive Council, a volunteer leadership committee that sets the strategic direction for the national nonprofit organization in the state. Ward has been a volunteer with AARP since 2009 and has served as a lead volunteer on advocacy, consumer protection and Native American issues.
Retired, he is a former AARP Outreach director with a storied career in law enforcement and the military. He is the author of three books and several publications on crime and consumer protection, the recipient of several lifetime achievement awards and a current or former board member of numerous organizations. As an adult education specialist, he has taught more than 700 classes in crime and loss prevention to law enforcement, security, business and general public audiences.
Ward continues his long track record of public service by volunteering not only with AARP, but also with several organizations including the Governor's Council on Aging, The Montana Crime Prevention Council, the Marine Corps League, the Reserve Officers Association and various Indian tribes and tribal organizations.