Edsel B. Ford II,
Ford Motor Company Board Of Directors
Mich., Dec. 17, 2002 – Edsel B. Ford II is a member of the Board of
Directors of Ford Motor Company. He
was elected to the board in 1988. As
a consultant, Mr. Ford is active in company affairs and corporate dealer
Ford is the great-grandson of Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company.
His grandfather is Edsel B. Ford, company president from 1919-43.
His late father, Henry Ford II, was president of the company from
1945-60 and chairman from 1960-80.
Ford, a longtime aviation enthusiast, is Chairman and CEO of Pentastar
Aviation, an aviation services company that provides aircraft management
services, FBO services, aircraft sales and acquisition, general
maintenance services and access to charter services through Automotive Air
Ford also is Chairman of Marketing Associates, a Detroit-based
full-service sales and marketing company.
He also is a board member of the Detroit Branch of the Chicago
Federal Reserve Bank.
Ford is very active in several charitable organizations. He serves as
Chairman of the National Advisory Board of The Salvation Army, Chairman of
the Detroit 300 Conservancy Board and is a board member of the Skillman
Foundation. In addition, he was honored as one of the 2001 Michiganians of
Ford was born on Dec. 27, 1948, in Detroit. He received a bachelor’s
degree in business administration from Babson College in 1973 and
completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business
School in 1981.
Ford is married to the former Cynthia Layne Neskow and they have four
sons. The family lives in
Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.
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