Son of former President Gerald R. Ford and Betty Ford, Steve Ford, was introduced by Ron Sloy at the Convention of the Northwest Utility Contractor’s Association in Sunriver, Oregon this year on Saturday, June 4. As a young man, Ron met the President and Mrs. Ford coincidentally in Palm Desert, California. He drew upon this experience to create a captivating introduction.
Steve spoke with uncommon insight, given the viewpoint of being the President’s son. This was why he was selected as the speaker. At 18-years-old, he was perpetually surrounded by ten Secret Service agents. His father was responsible for the pardon of President Nixon, putting to rest the infamous Watergate scandal. He was also able to touch upon the two attempts on his father’s life, along with his mother’s tragic turns with alcoholism and breast cancer.