Ward Klein retired from Edgewell as its Executive Chairman in 2016. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the company from 2005 until July 1, 2015. Prior to that time, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2004 to 2005, as President, International from 2002 to 2004, and as Vice President, Asia Pacific and Latin America from 2000 to 2002. He is also lead independent director of Caleres, Inc. (a global footwear company formerly known as Brown Shoe Company, Inc.), and formerly a director of AmerUs Group Co.
Ward previously served as Chairman on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and as President of Civic Progress, St. Louis. He currently serves on the board of Teach For America St. Louis.