Press Release

April 26, 2017

William C. Ford III joins The Henry Ford Board of Trustees

(Dearborn, Mich. – April 26, 2017) – The Henry Ford announced today that William C. Ford III has been elected to serve a three-year term as a member of its Board of Trustees. Ford joins 23 other business, civic and education leaders on the institution’s board. 

Ford is an analyst at Fontinalis, where he is responsible for a variety of different functions, such as supporting the investment team in researching, analyzing and evaluating investment opportunities, assisting and working with portfolio companies on various strategic and financial analyses, and aiding the organization’s operations and business strategy.

“We are very pleased to welcome Will to our Board of Trustees,” said Patricia Mooradian, president, The Henry Ford. “His experience and commitment to this institution are invaluable to us as we continue to activate our collection to new audiences across the globe.”

Prior to joining Fontinalis, Will was an associate on the business development team at Masabi, a mobile ticketing provider for the transit industry. He has also worked as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst in the Diversified Industries Group at J.P. Morgan in New York. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University with a concentration in history. 

As a board member for The Henry Ford, Ford joins Chairman of the Board S. Evan Weiner, Vice Chairman Gerard M. Anderson, Vice Chairman Sheila Ford Hamp, President and Secretary Patricia E. Mooradian, Treasurer Lisa A. Payne and Trustees Lynn Ford Alandt, Paul R. Dimond, Edsel B. Ford II, Henry Ford III, William Clay Ford, Jr., George F. Francis III, Ralph J. Gerson, Christopher F. Hamp, Steven K. Hamp, John W. Ingle III, Elizabeth Ford Kontulis, Eliza Hudson Kontulis, Richard A. Manoogian, Hendrik Meijer, Bruce Meyer, Hau Thai-Tang, Alessandro F. Uzielli and Ambassador Ronald N. Weiser.

About The Henry Ford
The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan is an internationally-recognized history destination that explores the American experience of innovation, resourcefulness and ingenuity that helped shape America. A national historic landmark with an unparalleled Archive of American Innovation, The Henry Ford is a force for sparking curiosity and inspiring tomorrow’s innovators. Nearly 1.8 million visitors annually experience its five attractions: Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford Giant Screen Experience. A continually expanding array of content available online provides anytime, anywhere access. The Henry Ford is also home to Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school which educates over 500 students a year on the institution’s campus. In 2014, The Henry Ford premiered its first-ever national television series, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, showcasing present-day change-makers and The Henry Ford’s artifacts and unique visitor experiences. Hosted by news correspondent and humorist, Mo Rocca, this Emmy®-winning weekly half-hour show airs Saturday mornings on CBS. For more information please visit our website