Policy Leaders

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Timothy (Tim) O’Brien is retired Vice President of Corporate Relations of the Ford Motor Co. He is an expert in regulatory, environmental and business leadership. He held many positions at Ford including Director of the Environmental Quality Office and Chairman of Ford Land Development. Mr. O’Brien led the Southeast Michigan Consortium for Water Quality supporting the US Federal Court.

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James (Jay) Richardson is retired Heritage Project Manager of the Ford Motor Co., responsible for the sustainable redevelopment of the iconic Ford Rouge Center in Dearborn, MI. He held many positions during his Ford career including Global Paint Engineering Manager and Assembly Plant Manager. After retirement, Mr. Richardson established consulting firms engaged in sustainable vehicles, facilities, energy and water projects.