Ward Tisdale is director of AMD’s Global Community Affairs Department. His team is responsible for ensuring active company involvement in the communities where AMD operates around the world through corporate charitable contributions, employee volunteerism, issues management, stakeholder communications and AMD Changing the Game, the company’s signature education program on youth game development. Before working at AMD, Ward served as deputy press secretary for the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Ward’s community involvement activities include chairing the Austin, Texas-based Coalition for Clean, Affordable and Reliable Energy (CCARE), serving on the board of Envision Central Texas and being a past chair of the Digital Media initiative for the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s economic development efforts. He is a graduate of Leadership Austin’s 2007 class and was a board member of the World Congress on IT (WCIT) – 2006 conference in Austin, Texas.