Women in Leadership Spotlight – Ann Ford | Loan Administrator, Loudoun County

  1. Brief introduction of you and your role.

I have worked at John Marshall Bank for the last 13 years. I currently serve as an Assistant Vice President, Loan Administrator in the Loudoun County Region. In this role, I help local businesses and organizations grow by supporting their lending needs.

  1. What led you to the banking profession?

I am originally from Trinidad and Tobago. When I was growing up, we respected and honored the role of bankers in the community. My mother had always wanted me to follow the path of banking as a career. Unfortunately, she passed away before she could see that I had fulfilled her dream and became a banker.

      3. Who is the most influential woman you know?

My mother had built a very successful career in Trinidad and Tobago. I looked up to her and she truly was my hero. My mother took the time to teach me how a woman should carry herself with confidence. She set an example as a role model and taught me how to respect and treat others.

  1. What are you most proud of in your career? or What has been your biggest career and/or personal achievement?

Personally, my son and daughter are my highest achievement and my pride and joy. Raising both of them in the United States as a single parent and without the help of my mother and father was challenging. However, they are both doing very well, having attended and graduated college. My daughter is currently in Graduate School to be a Physical Therapist.

  1. What’s one childhood lesson that you still practice to this day?

My parents taught me at an early age to always stand up for myself in a way that doesn’t compromise my ability to treat others respectfully. They also taught me not to allow my circumstances or other people to dictate my inner peace.

     6. How do you support, honor, and celebrate other women in the industry?

My sphere of influence is primarily here at John Marshall Bank. Since I’ve been here for over a dozen years, I like to reach out to new hires and try to help them along the way.