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Steven Croley

Steve Croley was named Ford’s chief policy officer and general counsel in July 2021. In this role, Croley heads the company’s world-class teams influencing and advancing progress in areas like technology, trade and sustainability amid rapid transformation in transportation. He reports to Ford President and CEO Jim Farley.

Croley guides the company as it further leverages and builds on its strengths in government relations, sustainability, safety, legal and privacy.

Prior to Ford, Croley was a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Latham & Watkins, where he assisted clients with legal policy and regulatory compliance, with an emphasis on energy and the environment. From 2014 to 2017, Croley served as general counsel for the U.S. Department of Energy. Croley spent the previous four years in the White House, first as special assistant to President Barack Obama for regulatory policy, then as deputy counsel overseeing legal policy.

Earlier, Croley was a special assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Michigan’s Civil Division, and a professor, then associate dean, at the University of Michigan Law School.  He did his undergraduate work at U-M, earned his law degree from Yale University, and holds a doctorate in government from Princeton University