Jerry W. Ford, Board Member

Jerry W. Ford is a member of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and serves as Chair of the Stakeholder Engagement Committee, and also serves on the Steering Committee, the CEO Search Special Committee and the Governance Review Special Committee. He is President of Ford & Associates, Inc., a municipal advisory firm that specializes in tax-exempt financing.

For the past 32 years, Jerry has worked as a financial advisor to a wide array of municipalities, including cities, counties, utility systems, special districts, public K-12 systems, charter schools and universities. As President of Ford & Associates, Jerry advises clients on credit, structure, and sale of new-money and refunding issues, direct placement of bank loans, use and structure of interest rate swaps, and termination of existing swaps.

Prior to founding Ford & Associates, Inc., Jerry worked as a public finance underwriter/banker and financial advisor for a major southeast regional bank. Before entering investment banking, Jerry was a senior consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington D.C., and worked in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. He is a member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts.

Jerry received a bachelor’s degree from California State University at Los Angeles and a master’s in public administration from the University of Southern California.

Jerry's term with the MSRB Board expires September 30, 2020.