- TitleCEO and President
- AffiliationLand O'Lakes
Ford’s visibility soared last summer when her promotion to CEO made her the first openly gay woman to run a Fortune 500 company. Since then, she’s been an exemplar for bringing your whole self to work, serving as an LGBTQ role model without making that identity the focus of her leadership. And she has deftly steered the dairy cooperative during a year roiled by trade wars and changing consumer tastes.