Ward Franz

Ward Franz

Director
Missouri Division of Tourism 
301 W High Street
PO Box 1055
Jefferson City, MO 65102

For media inquiries, contact:

Kate Renfrow
Communications Manager
[email protected]
(573) 522-9596

Ward Franz served the people of Howell County for eight years in the Missouri House of Representatives, during which time he served as Chairman of Family Services, Caucus Chairman, and Chair of the General Laws Committee. After leaving the legislature in 2012, Ward served 5 years as Executive Director of the Ozarks Medical Center Foundation in West Plains. In June of 2017 Ward joined then Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson as Chief of Staff and proceeded to follow Governor Parson in his transition to Governor.  Ward resides in West Plains and is married to his wife Nancy and has two children Landon and Lauren.

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