Volunteer Spotlight - Randy Ford

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June 19, 2017
Randy Ford, President and COO of National Write Your Congressman and member of the chamber’s Public Policy Committee, helped plan and facilitate the chamber’s inaugural Federal Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.  

“It was great to have a delegation from Richardson in Washington DC,” says Ford. “It was important because Richardson is such a vibrant and diversified business community and our needs and concerns need to be heard on the Federal level.”

During their visit, Ford made sure the chamber delegates got time with Congressman Pete Sessions to discuss the topics they value. Congressman Sessions also gave the delegation a night time tour of the Capital.

“I believe everyone came home with greater understanding of Federal Policy and how they can be informed advocates for the Richardson area,” says Ford.

Ford has been involved with the Richardson Chamber since National Write Your Congressman moved their headquarters here in 2006.

“One of the first things we did was join [the Richardson chamber],” says Ford. “Being part of a local business community to network with and share challenges and successes is very rewarding.”

Ford has worked at National Write Your Congressman for 25 years, during which he has been instrumental in helping the nation's largest, privately held, nonpartisan small business membership organization expand across the nation.

“The owners [of small businesses] are busy running their business but care deeply about the decisions being made in DC and their state legislators,” says Ford. “We give them the information and tools to stay informed and make sure their opinions are being heard.”

Besides providing a link between businesses and elected officials, National Write Your Congressman also curates constituent opinions about policies and has developed a mobile app to help customers stay informed.

Prior to his work at National Write Your Congressman, Ford served as vice president of Signal Capital Corporation and before that vice president of Bank Texas Group.

Ford earned his bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University in 1981.