Saturday, March 07, 2009

Whither Pat Ford?

Found him:

From our friends in Hancock OH:

A new executive director of the Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle (BDC) was introduced at Thursday's Hancock County Commission meeting.

Patrick Ford, who hails from Hardy County in West Virginia's eastern panhandle, stated that he is looking forward to his new position as executive director.
Best line in the article:
BDC Chairman William D'Alesio stated that the BDC Board feels "fortunate to have been able to attract someone with the education, background, and record of success" that Ford has demonstrated.
I don't know if "success" is the word you're looking for, Bill; "suc-" something, but not "-cess".

No word if Mr. Ford will be paid in stereo equipment.

h/t to "Energy Expert" who passed this along.


Bram Reichbaum said...

The Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Sounds great.

My guess had been that he might have been back to smoothing the way for Corridor H, a highway project in WV. I suppose his old mission could be synergistic with the new one.

Does anybody know if they have zoning ordinances in West Virginia?

Lady Elaine said...

Whoa, srsly? Sounds like a friends did him a favor, perhaps?

Anonymous said...

"Does anybody know if they have zoning ordinances in West Virginia?" ordinances smordinances, zoning? codes? none of that ever meant anything to Pat Ford.

Burgher Jon said...

It was a tight decision in the end, came down to Business Development Coproration of the Northern Panhandle OR Assistant to the President of Development and Relocation for Shady Shady Retirement Home. I agree he probably had to call in a favor to get the former. He's qualified to work in public service like Pete Rose is qualified to coach baseball... sure he's qualified BUT...

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what did this fine gentleman exactly do in Hardy County and where else in WV (or FL, VA and MD) did he work? And, well, any stories of "unofficial" payments and bonuses are much appreciated.