John T Ward

John T. Ward

Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

(515) 247-4725

Mr. Ward was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sullivan & Ward Professional Corporation until retiring effective August 1st of 2020. He graduated from Drake University Law School in 1964 and has been with the firm since graduation. He has served as an instructor and frequent lecturer for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and has served as President of the NRECA – G&T Lawyers Association.

During his career he has served as counsel to various electric generation and transmission utilities and distribution cooperatives throughout the country in development of power supply and transmission arrangements and agreements. He has served as the lead attorney for negotiation of power supply agreements between investor owned utilities, municipal utilities and G&T cooperatives providing for sharing of generation facilities, transmission facilities and operation of same. He has also provided primary representation of electric utilities in development of financing agreements with RUS, CFC, Co-Bank, and other lending institutions for participation in power supply and transmission facilities.

Mr. Ward is admitted to practice before the Iowa Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, and he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Electric Cooperative Bar Association, the Polk County, Iowa State and American Bar Associations. He is a past President of the West Des Moines Board of Education. He was born in Knoxville, Iowa in 1940.