Debra Ford

President of Ford & Company, Marketing Strategy / Media Relations

Debra Ford is an award-winning marketing and public relations professional with a 20-year proven track record. Ford has developed corporate communications and marketing strategies for a wide range of businesses including tourism attractions, real estate ventures, medical, museums, technology start-ups, wine event marketing, and government entities.

Debra spear-headed marketing for the Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau, Six Flags, Houston International Festival, Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Houston Zoo – creating signature events for each organization.

Ford has created and successfully directed a broad range of marketing campaigns, developing strategic direction and executing results-driven programs for both consumer and B2B companies.

Her diverse range of skill sets include: local, regional and national media relations; promotions; special events; media planning and negotiation; broadcast and print production; website development and strategic marketing planning. Brand planning and creative services are her passion.

Debra is creative, innovative, and an excellent communicator who is results and goal-oriented.

Awards and Accolades:

  • 2007 Marketer of the Year for the Houston Zoo by American Marketing Association
  • 2007 Crystal Award for best non-profit website
  • Judge’s Award for website marketing and design among many others
  • Best in Category winner AMA Marketer of the Year
  • Best Ongoing marketing efforts for Miller Outdoor Theatre, A City of Houston Feature Attraction
  • Co-Founder Haute Wheels Houston Food Truck Festival
  • Garners $500k earned media coverage annually for Wine & Food Week