Harold Ford Jr.
Vice Chairman, Corporate Banking, PNC Bank
Ford is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Empowerment and Inclusion Capital I Corp, a special-purpose acquisition company with the unique, purpose-driven mission to acquire a diverse-led business or a business focused on promoting an inclusive economy and society.
Prior to joining PNC in December 2020, Ford was a Director of Live Oak Acquisition Corporation, a blank check company founded in 2020. He served in Congress for 10 years from 1997 to 2007 representing Tennessee’s ninth congressional district and was a member of the House Financial Services, Budget, and Education Committees as well as the Congressional Black Caucus.
After serving in the House of Representatives, Ford spent four years as Vice Chairman and senior policy advisor of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, seven years at Morgan Stanley, and is the former non-Executive Chairman of Rx Saver, a patient-directed prescription medication search engine platform. Ford has also taught public policy at Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan.
Ford earned his Bachelor of Arts in American History from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.