Lona Ford, PhD

Dr. Lona Ford has over 20 years of marketing and resource development experience, including grant writing and proposal development, program administration, project and program management, staff development and building organizational capacity and sustainability to address immediate and future organizational growth issues.  She has successfully secured a combination of over $150 million in local, state, and federal funding for faith and community-based organizations for at risk and disadvantaged populations.  Dr. Ford is a graduate of Florida A & M University School of Business and Industry where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) as well as her Master of Business (MBA). Dr. Ford also holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (D.B.A.) from University of Phoenix. She is a Florida Certified Contract Manager.  She is an effective leader with exemplary communication, strategic planning and evaluation, marketing, and organizational development skills.

Dr. Ford is the President and CEO of Fiscal Management Solutions, Inc., a management consulting firm that provides quality and sophisticated corporate fiscal solutions to small businesses and nonprofit organizations needed to succeed and survive in today’s competitive environment that was established in 2002.  Dr. Ford has an accomplished career in management consulting, marketing, leadership, and training development for small businesses, government agencies, nonprofit and for-profit organizations. She is also currently the Senior Forensic Accountant for the Division of Rehabilitation and Liquidation for the Florida Department of Financial Services.