Ed Ward is the founder of Milwaukee Irish Fest, the Milwaukee Irish Fest Foundation and the Ward Irish Music Archives. He has been in the music business for over forty years as a musician, record distributor, concert promoter, and festival director. He currently serves as a member of the Irish Fest Board and Chair of the Entertainment Committee. He has a law degree from Marquette University and is a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley where he has been for thirty years.
Ed and his wife Cathy live in Brookfield WI. They have five children Patrick, Caitlin, Sean, Conor and Kelly.