His first day with the FEDC will be May 28, FEDC President Ron Patterson said during a Mayor's Business Roundtable luncheon May 15.
“I’m very excited about the opportunity to serve the city of Frisco,” Ford said in a news release. “It’s a tremendous privilege to showcase such a beautiful community. Frisco is a best-in-class place to live, work, play, educate and innovate.”
The announcement ends the 15-month search for a vice president after former Vice President Dave Quinn resigned last year. Patterson said the FEDC has been narrowing down the type of experience the next vice president should have.
"This gentleman has quite a bit of corporate relocation experience, and we're very excited about that," Patterson said May 15.
The vice president position will focus on securing corporate relocations and directing business retention and expansion programs for the city.
Ford has experience in economic development in Texas and Louisiana. He has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Mississippi and is a certified economic developer and graduate of the Economic Development Institute.