Jerry W. Ford, Board Member

Jerry W. Ford is a member of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and chairs the Finance Committee and also serves on the Steering Committee. He is President of Ford & Associates, Inc., a municipal advisory firm that specializes in tax-exempt financing.

For the past 32 years, Mr. Ford 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, Mr. Ford 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., Mr. Ford worked as a public finance underwriter/banker and financial advisor for a major southeast regional bank. Before entering investment banking, Mr. Ford 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.

Mr. Ford 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.

Mr. Ford’s term with the MSRB expires September 30, 2020.