Class of '72
Charles Ford currently serves as the chief executive officer of the U.S. government’s premier export promotion agency leading its domestic and overseas trade offices worldwide. A former U.S. ambassador to Honduras, he was appointed Deputy Director General of the USFCS in 2010.
With over 27 years experience and fluent in Spanish, he’s held senior policy positions in Washington focused on U.S. trade, particularly in Latin America and often through Public Private Partnerships. Assignments in Washington D.C. included Deputy Assistant Secretary of the USFCS and Director of Latin American Trade Policy in the International Trade Administration. Posts abroad included Belgium, Venezuela, London, Guatemala, Spain and Argentina
In addition to a W&M B.A. in Economics, he holds an M.A in Latin American Studies from George Washington University and is a former Vice President of the American Foreign Service Association. He’s received numerous honors and awards for merit, achievement and performance.
Class of 2015