Patrick Ford is Asia-Pacific Chairman and Worldwide vice chairman and chief client officer. He is a corporate reputation and issues management specialist with more than 30 years of communications experience. He has consulted with a wide range of clients on corporate positioning, crisis and issues management, media relations, labor relations, and ally development.
Since joining Burson-Marsteller in 1989, Ford has served as a senior managing director in BM's public affairs practice, chairman of the corporate financial practice, and, from 2006-2011, as president and CEO of BM USA.
Before joining Burson-Marsteller, Ford served as vice president for public affairs at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington, DC. Before AEI, he was a public affairs specialist at Wagner & Baroody, for which he managed the Media Operations Center at the 1984 Republican National Convention. Patrick began his career as a reporter for The Jersey Journal. He also served as a special New Jersey correspondent for Reuters.
Ford serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Public Relations.