Now in her eighth year at Wells Fargo Advisors, Jessica B. Ford is a financial advisor with the Kinsey Wealth Management Group, providing advice and guidance to create financial and investment strategies for clients. She is currently studying for her Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation and regularly mentors her co-workers, helping them further their own education. She was recognized by the company with a Service Distinction award in 2013 and 2015, and as Team Member of the Month in 2015.
Under Ford’s leadership, her office takes an active role in raising funds for the Greater Peoria Honor Flight, which helps send military veterans to visit the memorials in their honor in Washington, DC. She has been a volunteer for the organization since it was established in 2013, serving as lead coordinator for pre-flight dinners and managing flight day check-in for veterans and guardians.
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