Wallace FordWALLACE FORD is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where he was a Senior Fellow, and Harvard Law School. He is the principal of Fordworks Associates, a management consulting firm, and has been a member of the faculty at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a practicing lawyer. Working extensively in Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean, his clients have included the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the Irish Stock Exchange, the Republic of Haiti, and the National Investment Bank of Jamaica.
In addition to working as a corporate lawyer, he has been an investment banker, professional actor, manager of a venture capital company, and a feature writer for Essence® and Turning Point magazines. In the public sector, he has been President of the State of New York Mortgage Agency and Commissioner of the New York City Department of Business Services. He has also been a speechwriter for members of Congress, mayors, and business leaders. Ford resides in New York City with his son, Wallace III.