Ward Slacum

Position: Executive Director
Categories: Staff

Ward is responsible for activities within ORP’s core programs in Oyster Restoration, Shell Reclamation, Oyster Aquaculture and Fisheries.

Ward has a broad background in marine and estuarine science and has been supporting Bay restoration for the past 20 years through research and cooperative programs with Bay watermen. Prior to joining ORP he was the manager of Versar’s Coastal and Marine Assessment Program. He earned a Master’s degree in Fisheries Science from the University of Maryland MEES Program and a bachelor degree in Environmental Science from the UMD Eastern Shore campus.

Ward was born on the Eastern Shore and lives in Stevensville. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors gardening, boating, fishing, and making furniture in the woodshop.