Dennis Brown | January 29, 2018
Scott Ford, formerly the executive director of community investment in South Bend city government and currently an executive vice president for Bradley Company of South Bend, has been appointed associate vice president of new business development at the University of Notre Dame.
A Notre Dame alumnus, Ford will coordinate economic development efforts in collaboration with several areas of the University, including Notre Dame Research, the IDEA Center, University Relations and the Office of Public Affairs and Communications to positively affect both the South Bend-Elkhart region and University.
Ford succeeds Jack Curran, who was the first to serve in the position.
“Jack brought a broad set of skills in strategic planning and business development, as well as extensive experience in identifying and creating business opportunities that foster growth,” Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves said. “Scott will build on the progress that Jack made.
“Scott brings a deep understanding and knowledge of Notre Dame and our greater community. His experience in the public and private sectors will be vital to Notre Dame’s continuing efforts to spur regional growth.”
Ford has served as executive vice president with Bradley Company since April 2016, evaluating and leading the commercial real estate firm’s business operations and overall strategy as well as providing development advisory services to municipal and private clients.