Harold Ford, Jr.
Former Congressional Representative, Regional President
PNC Bank, New York
Harold Ford, Jr. is a former congressional representative and now serves as an executive vice president and regional president of PNC Bank, New York. In this role, Ford is responsible for new business development and deepening relationships with clients and community organizations. Prior to being named to his current role in February 2023, Ford served as vice chairman of Corporate & Institutional Banking (C&IB) for PNC Bank.
Before joining PNC in December 2020, Ford was a director of Live Oak Acquisition Corporation, a blank check company founded in 2020. He served in Congress for 10 years from 1997 to 2007 representing Tennessee’s 9th congressional district and was a member of the House Financial Services, Budget and Education Committees as well as the Congressional Black Caucus.
After serving in the House of Representatives, Ford spent four years as vice chairman and senior policy advisor of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, seven years at Morgan Stanley, where he was a managing director and senior client relationship manager, and is the former non-executive chairman of Rx Saver, a patient-directed prescription medication search engine platform. Ford has also taught public policy at Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan.
Ford currently serves on the board of directors of the Lincoln Center, The POSSE Foundation and the River Fund New York.
Ford received a B.A. in American History from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.