David A. Ford is the recipient of the American Cancer Society Volunteer Leadership Award. This honor is presented to volunteers who have served as a volunteer leader for enterprise-wide programs, initiatives, or Board level committees or task forces, and to others who have provided long and distinguished service to ACS at the enterprise-wide level.
Ford has served as one of the top volunteer spokespeople and leadership faces of ACS. He has presented on multiple national panels related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), sharing his experiences as a Black man and two-time cancer survivor.
Professionally, Ford is a government relations manager with Southern California Edison. As an energy industry executive, he orchestrates comprehensive strategies to leverage engagement with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles City Council, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to ensure that SCE safely delivers affordable, reliable, and functional electric service.
His commendations include receiving the SCE Networkers BRG Excellence Award in 2020, Los Angeles Stratiscope’s Impact Makers Award in 2020, Bridge Builders Foundation’s Community Advocate Award in 2018, and Southwest College President’s Social Impact Investment Award in 2014.
In the area of community service, Ford serves on the board of directors for the American Cancer Society, L.A. Philharmonic, L.A. County Library Foundation, Greater L.A. African American Chamber of Commerce, and Boy Scouts of America, Western L.A. County Council. He also volunteers with the American Association of Blacks in Energy and the L.A. County Parks and Recreation Foundation.