Pat Ford served as an IPR Trustee for 16 years. He co-chaired the Nominating Committee with Wendi Strong for multiple years (some of you were recruited by Pat). He also rarely missed a meeting and won the IPR Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

Pat is a professional-in-residence at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication. Prior to that, he was most recently worldwide vice chair and chief client officer at Burson-Marsteller (now BCW). During his 29 years at the firm, he also served as US CEO, Asia-Pacific chair, global Corporate Practice chair and US Corporate Practice chair.