Lauren Strunk - Owner / CFO (Chief Fashion Officer )
Lauren has been in the fashion wholesale industry for over 20 years, beginning her journey with Ward & Ward at the young age of 17. She graduated from The University of Florida, where she majored in Public Relations.
In addition to her love of fashion and selling Lauren has a MBA and Florida Real Estate license under her belt. Throughout all of these scholastic achievements and other endeavors she remained an active part of Ward & Ward. At the age of 25 she partnered with Victoria Ward and slowly transitioned to be the sole owner.
She has a passion for fashion and can't wait to meet you at the next show!
Jenny Hayes Norat - Showroom Manager / VP of Sales
Jenny has been a part of the Ward & Ward team since 2010. Graduating from the University of Florida in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management. Her formal education and early work experience prepared her for the role of our Showroom Manager, as well as, VP of Sales.
Jenny is our BOSS BABE and she keeps everything running smoothly, if you know her you can't help but love her!!!
Haley Volkmer - Senior Sales Representative / Fashionista
Haley is our senior sales rep, joining our team in 2019. Having previous trade show experience with our showroom in Atlanta as well as working for Mystree in Vegas, it was a natural choice to seek us out for full-time employment after college. Haley is a recent mom to miss Campbell Ivey & exemplifies the perfect work-life balance. She is an integral part of our team, & I know you've all loved getting to know her!!
Haley is your go-to girl for any customer service needs & is always up to tackle any task! Next time you're in the showroom, say hey to sweet Haley!
Ashley Reese - Sales Rep / Trendsetter
Ashley is flourishing in her role as a sales representative for all of our AL, TN, KY & West FL accounts! Both in & out of the showroom, she values family, friends & fashion. We can always count on Ash for the latest trends, the best laughs, and Starbucks in the showroom!
She graduated with a Bachelors in Marketing from Kennesaw State University, and began her full-time journey with Ward & Ward in 2021. We love our Ashely, & we know you will too! She would love to see you on the road! Contact her to schedule your appointment!
Grace Adams - Sales Rep / Babe
Grace is killing her new role as a sales representative for all of our GA, NC, SC, VA, WV & East FL accounts! Grace graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2021 with a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising & a minor in Marketing. Throughout college, Grace worked in the Fashion industry, not only with us, but also interned under the Creative Director of Americasmart's Fashion Office. Grace lights up any room, makes work feel like home, & juggles family, friends, on top of how hard she works in the showroom! We can always count her to be stylish & driven!
Next time you are at the shows please give Grace a big welcome! She is a dream addition to our team, & we couldn't imagine the showroom without her!
Kelly Oren - Sales & Customer Support / Queen
Miss Kelly is slaying her new position on our team as Sales & Customer Support. She is our go-to girl for all things customer service, problem-solving, & ShuShop breakdown. Kelly began her role with Ward & Ward working all of our trade shows starting in 2021. When we discovered she was a natural sales girl on our floor & at all of our travel shows, it was a no-brainer to invite her onto our team full-time beginning in June of 2022.
Kelly graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2021 with a B.S. in Public Relations & a minor in Psychology. To know Kelly is to love her, and we are so happy to have her handling all of your customer service needs!
Olivia Carter - Intern / Social Media Manager / Doll
Meet the creative queen behind our social media, Olivia! She keeps up with all things Instagram, Reels and Tik Toks! Not only does Liv create incredible content, she also helps to staff all of our shows with our amazing temp girls! Outside of the showroom, Liv is a full-time dog mom to her sweet rescue, MJ and also stays busy with her creative design biz! Olivia is always someone you can count on to give you words of encouragement and is truly a light to all of us! We are so thankful to have our "life of the party" as a friend and member of our team!
Olivia plans to graduate from Kennesaw State University in 2024 with a major in Public Relations & a minor in Fashion Merchandising. You can always find her working on new design inspo and keeping up with all the latest trends while teaching us a thing or two along the way! Next time you're in Atlanta be sure to say hey to Olivia!