Now in her eighth year at Wells Fargo Advisors, Jessica B. Ford is a Financial Advisor, providing advice and guidance to create financial and investment strategies for clients. Registered in 19 states, Ford serves clients across the nation. She holds her CMFC designation and is continually advancing her knowledge and certifications while regularly mentoring her co-workers, helping them further their own education.
Ford has been a volunteer for the Greater Peoria Honor Flight since it was established in 2013, serving as lead coordinator for pre-flight dinners and managing flight day check-in for veterans and guardians. The Greater Peoria Honor Flight flies military veterans to visit the memorials built in their honor in Washington, DC.
Ford joined Women in Leadership of Central Illinois in 2011 and served on its board of directors from 2012 to 2018. She has been honored with the organization’s Career Leader of the Year Award and Community Leader of the Year Award, as well as WEEK’s 25 Women in Leadership Award.
She is also active with the St. Jude Telethon and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, raising more than $10,000 for St. Jude and serving annually as a race day captain for Race for the Cure. From 2015 to 2017, Ford volunteered for the Women Build and Veterans Build houses with Habitat for Humanity, and she recently began serving on the board of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), where she is director of programs.
In addition, Ford has been a volunteer at the Burlington Community Foundation in her hometown of Burlington, Iowa, since 2004. As a home delivery captain, she leads a team that cooks, assembles and delivers more than 800 Thanksgiving meals to those in need. iBi