Felker W. Ward, Jr. is a principal in the investment advisory firm of Pinnacle Investment Advisors, LLC, providing investment advisory services to institutional investors, pension funds, and endowments.
Prior to launching Pinnacle Investment Advisors, Mr. Ward served 20 years on active duty in the U.S. Army as a pilot, logistics officer, and public affairs officer. After retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel, he embarked on his second career as a lawyer, practicing for 15 years primarily engaging in business and finance practice.
Mr. Ward earned a bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee Institute and a juris doctorate from Emory University School of Law. He received an honorary doctorate of law from Tuskegee University and the prestigious Emory Medal – the highest achievement award given by the Emory University Alumni Association. Mr. Ward was also inducted in the Georgia State University Business Hall of Fame.
Mr. Ward is a trustee emeritus of Emory University and serves on the board of directors for the Atlanta Gas and Light Company, Georgia Research Alliance, Tuskegee University, Georgia Cancer Coalition, and the Atlanta Falcons Football team. He is a member of 100 Black Men of Atlanta and recently completed his one-year term as president of the Rotary Club of Atlanta. Mr. Ward also serves as civilian aide emeritus to the Secretary of the Army, with equivalent rank as three-star general.