Title: Chairman and CEO, Ford Motor Land Development Corporation (Ford Land)
Donna Inch is chairman and CEO of Ford Motor Land Development Corporation (Ford Land), the real estate arm and wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company.
Appointed to this position in January 2010, Inch has global responsibility for real estate, construction and facility services for Ford Motor Company. Ford's real estate portfolio consists of manufacturing, research and development, distribution and office properties.
Inch joined Ford in 1978 as an industrial relations analyst. She has held a series of finance and management positions in Ford Customer Service Division, Marketing and Sales, Product Development and other automotive operations, including: manager, worldwide revenue; manager, North American pricing; and North American Marketing and Sales controller. Just before joining Ford Land, Inch served as finance director, Ford Customer Service Division, where she was responsible for financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, long-range business planning and internal control, as well as, financial and operational responsibility for Global Warranty Administration.
Born in Kansas City, Mo., Inch holds bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from Eastern Michigan University. Inch serves as a member of the Eastern Michigan University Dean’s Advisory Board and is a member of the Ford Finance Executive Recruiting Committee. Inch is the vice chairman of the Board of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau and serves in an advisory capacity for a number of national/global real estate organizations. Recently, Inch became a board member of HAVEN, a non-profit organization in Oakland County, Mich., that promotes a world of safe, equal and accountable communities. She is actively involved in Ford's Employee Resource Groups, serving as the champion of Women in Finance and as a member of the Professional Women's Network executive board. Inch was recognized as one of the top women in finance in the November 2009 Treasury and Risk magazine and as one of Crain’s Top Women to Watch in September 2010. She also was listed as a Crain’s “Newsmaker” and inducted into the Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame in 2011.
She is married with two children and lives in Dearborn, Mich.
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April 18, 2013