Gail Ford, Executive Director

Gail Ford has been involved with non-profit organizations throughout her career. She returned to Chicago five years ago from Juneau, Alaska where she served as a volunteer, board member, President and CEO of the Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council for six years and as the Executive Director of Juneau Dance Unlimited for three years. She moved to Juneau from Peoria, IL where she was an Assistant Vice President in Marketing and Public Relations with Talman Home Federal Savings Bank based in Chicago. She served on numerous boards and foundations both at the local and national level, and taught marketing and public relations for Illinois Central College. Gail provides overall leadership and support to TDC's strategic planning, fund development, performances, audience engagement and development, outreach, educational programs and community relations. She has been with TDC since 2011. Gail is the proud mom of Brandy, a medical assistant in Peoria, IL and Kiana, a University of Miami (FL) student and former Joffrey Ballet Academy trainee.


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