Gregory Ford is a Vice President with
Voorhees Associates, working on both executive search and general
management consulting assignments. He has thirty-six years of
experience in local government administration and public sector
human resources, including service with the City of Dearborn,
Michigan as well as Skokie and Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Mr. Ford has
extensive experience in the development of administrative policies,
labor negotiations, and the administration of a wide variety of
operating departments. He has administered municipal staff and
negotiated with developers in the redevelopment of an aging central
business district. He has also been involved in recruitment and
selection of top management personnel in numerous
served as Chairman of the Northwest Water Commission, and is a
Past-President and member of the Board of Directors of the
Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy.
He has also
served as an adjunct faculty member at Harper College and Oakton
Community College and has conducted various management and
supervisory training programs for professional associations such as
the International Personnel Management Association and the American
Public Works Association.
He has been
a frequent presenter before local, state and international
professional groups and associations. His professional memberships
have included the International Personnel Management Association,
International (and Illinois) City and County Management
Association, National (and Illinois) Public Employer Labor
Relations Association (Past-President), American Public Works
Association (Chairman, National Committee on Professional
Certification), American Water Works Association, and the Chicago
Metropolitan Managers’ Association.
received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s
degree in Public Administration from Wayne State University.
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