Ward BennettBranch Manager
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As the president of Cross Insurance - Stamford, Ward oversees a staff of eleven insurance professionals in Stamford, Connecticut. For over thirty years, his team has been tailoring comprehensive property & casualty programs for businesses, not-for-profit organizations, higher education institutions, and individuals. Additionally, the agency offers insurance services such as life, group health, disability for individuals and groups and Long Term Care insurance.
Since he joined the firm in 1991, Ward has contributed to the success of the agency by fostering trust based relationships with clients and insurance industry personnel. He has enhanced his knowledge of the insurance landscape by obtaining his CIC designation in 1995, and was promoted to Vice President in 2010.
Ward actively contributes to the welfare of his non-profit clients and the community at large. He volunteers for the Stamford YMCA and Stamford Jewish Community Center by assisting them with their fundraising efforts. His volunteer efforts also extend beyond clients as he sits on the board of the Stamford Lacrosse Association and is a volunteer coach for their girl’s youth lacrosse program.
Ward believes that participating in sports activities is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. He enjoys skiing, golf and cycling. When not out on the trail, his passion for sports ranges from the New York Yankees, New York Islanders, New York Giants and Miami Dolphins. He also maintains his own rosters of Fantasy football and baseball teams.
After attending Hofstra University, he worked at several marketing agencies in New York City before working for Cross Insurance. Ward resides in Stamford, CT with his wife, Stacy, who is a producer at the agency, and their two teenage daughters.