On August 9, 1974 Gerald R. Ford assumed the reins of the presidency following the resignation of Richard Nixon. Suddenly, Steve Ford was thrust into the role of “First Son.”

Steve’s unique perspective on life as the President’s son encompasses a broad range of fascinating subjects: being 18 years old and having 10 Secret Service agents as constant companions, .his father’s pardon of President Nixon to help put an end to the infamous Watergate affair, two assassination attempts on his father’s life, and his mother’s bouts with alcoholism and breast cancer.

During Steve’s non-political presentation, you will learn the tools of his success in and outside Washington, DC. With a focus on such issues as the value of a strong family unit, living life with values and character, setting and juggling priorities, and making the right choices in life, Steve’s presentation is entertaining, enlightening, insightful and inspirational.

Steve is also an accomplished actor. For six years he starred as Detective Andy Richards on the Emmy Award-winning “The Young and The Restless. Much to the delight of his fans, Steve has now returned to the show in that same role. His television appearances include “Suddenly Susan,” “Dr. Quinn,” “J.A.G.,” “18 Wheels of Justice,” Babylon 5 – In the Beginning,” “Walker Texas Ranger,” and “The Sentinel.” Steve also hosted the prime time NBC series “Secret Service.”

He has appeared in more than 30 feature films. Most recently Steve appeared in the hit movie “Black Hawk Down.” Steve’s other credits include “Contact” with Jodie Foster, “Heat” with Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino, “Armageddon” with Bruce Willis, “Starship Troopers,” “Eraser”  with Arnold Schwarzenegger and “When Harry Met Sally” as Meg Ryan’s boyfriend.

Before becoming an actor in 1979, Steve worked on the professional rodeo circuit as a team roper and still ropes today in his spare time. He owns a ranch in California. Steve was involved in the thoroughbred race horse industry for years during the 1980’s and 90’s as an owner, breeder, racing manager and race track executive. In 1994, Steve returned full time to his acting and speaking career.

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Steve is the best there is! There is no way you can put a price on perfection but I can guarantee that you will receive a gift to be treasured and you will hear only great comments from each and every person that is fortunate enough to be in attendance…if you are planning an event and want it to be a success, you must use Steve Ford.
– Community Bankers Association of Alabama
It has been eight weeks since you were with us as the keynote speaker for our Annual Luncheon and Silent Auction, and still hardly a day passes that I don't get overwhelmingly positive feedback about your presentation at our event. You connected with everyone. Your stories of life's challenges and successes were both inspirational and entertaining.
– Event Planner, Community Bankers Association

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