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Ford Media Center
Curt Magleby is currently Vice President of U.S. Government Relations. In this position, Magleby engages with policymakers on a wide range of legislative and regulatory issues and oversees Ford's federal, state and local government affairs. Magleby previously was Director, U.S. State and Local Government Relations. He reports to Ziad Ojakli, Group Vice President for Government and Community Relations.
Magleby joined Ford in 1988 as a financial analyst for Ford's Electronic Division after working for Exxon Corporation as a petroleum engineer.
In 1989, Magleby began a series of international assignments with Ford starting in Chihuahua, Mexico and moving to Penang, Malaysia, and Singapore. In Mexico, Magleby accepted an assignment in Manufacturing as a production superintendent, overseeing daily plant operations of over 700 workers. Moving to Malaysia, Magleby was part of a leadership team for an electronics joint venture involving Ford, Mazda, and Sanyo with various assignments including financial controller and production manager. In Singapore, Magleby's role as Director of ASEAN Affairs interfaced with Ford's program teams to support supplier development and government affairs activities for Ford Operations in Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
With his experience in working with governments on automotive policies, Magleby returned to the U.S. in 1999 in the role of federal legislative affairs manager in Washington, D.C., focusing on trade, tax, and technology issues. After five years, he moved to Michigan to lead Ford's Public Policy office and assumed his role as Director of State and Local Government Affairs. In his current role, Magleby is located in Washington, D.C.
Magleby holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA from Brigham Young University.