2023 Distinguished Alumni

Mr. Mitchell O'Neal Ward ('89)

Mitchell Ward

Mr. Mitchell O'Neal Ward

B.S. Physical Education

CEO, Chairman, and Founder, MW Logistics, LLC

Mitchell O'Neal Ward is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Dallas-based MW Logistics, LLC., a company that he founded in July 2001. MW Logistics, LLC designs logistics and transportation solutions for businesses by working with asset-based partners to secure shipping capacity and services across multiple transportation modes, including road, rail, and bulk/tanker options. Achieving profitability early on, MW Logistics has emerged as one of the leading third-party logistics providers in North America.

Ward, an advocate for giving to others, is committed to giving back to communities through philanthropic initiatives and college work programs. Through the MW Cares Foundation, his company's philanthropic arm, he supports several Dallas community organizations and college programs each year. Over the last few years, MW Cares brought together several organizations, businesses, and area Food Banks to deliver the largest food giveaways in the history of North Texas, giving away over a million pounds of food that fed over 60,000 people each year.

An avid supporter of Texas State, Mitchell has previously served on the Texas State Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Texas State University Development Foundation Board, and was the Dallas chair of the Bobcat Club Leadership Council. He also received the Alumni Achievement Award in 2008 and is a "T" Association letter recipient.