On Saturday, June 4, 2016, Steve Ford was introduced by Ron Sloy at the Convention of the Northwest Utility Contractor’s Association in Sunriver, Oregon. Steve is the child of former President Gerald R. Ford and Betty Ford, whom Ron had a previous encounter with by a stroke of luck numerous years back in Palm Desert, California. Ron rendered this experience into an engaging introduction.
Steve was chosen as the speaker based on his one-of-a-kind experience as the former President’s son. At the age of 18-years-old, Steve was constantly surrounded by ten Secret Service agents. He experienced his father’s pardon of President Nixon putting to rest the shocking Watergate scandal. He endured multiple assassination attempts on his father’s life, as well as his mother’s struggles, both with alcoholism and breast cancer.