On the Pulse of Washington
Former five-term Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. spent his time in office reaching across the aisle, building consensus, and championing compromise as a lost art in problem-solving. Now the EVP and VC of Corporate and Institutional Banking for PNC, Ford brings experience as a policy maker and business leader speaking to both sides of the creation and impact of political work on industries.
The Road Ahead: How the Current Administration and Congress Can Achieve Progress for America
Former five-term Congressman Harold Ford, Jr., now the Executive Vice President and Vice Chair of Corporate and Institutional Banking for PNC, is a co-host FOX News Channel’s The Five and sought-after commentator. He can speak with insider insights about how the current administration and Congress can reach across the aisle to create real change for American businesses and citizens.
Former five-term Tennessee Congressman, Harold Ford, Jr. is a co host of FNC’s The Five and is a frequent contributor to Special Report with Bret Baier. A Democrat, Ford’s politics is grounded in a belief that compromise is a lost art in politics that must be rediscovered and pursued if we are to make progress solving problems. “Ideological purity is more important than doing what is right in today’s politics. Both parties too often deem compromise a weakness, not an essential strength,” he believes. “Instead, they [both political parties] spend their time trying to marginalize and cancel each other out, leaving voters disgusted and turned off by the lack of seriousness and results.”
Ford is currently a Vice Chair and EVP in PNC’s corporate and institutional banking business. He is also the Chair and CEO of Empowerment & Inclusion Capital I Corporation (NYSE: “EPWR”) - a PNC sponsored mission based special purpose acquisition company. Prior to joining PNC, he spent more than 10 years in investment banking with Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. In addition, he was non-executive Chair of Rx Saver, a patient-directed prescription medication search engine platform.
Ford earned a BA in history from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the University of Michigan. He and his wife Emily and their 2 kids - Georgia Walker and Harold III (HEF)- live in New York City.