Erick A. Ford Joins Stevens & Lee Public Affairs

Platform Expands Regional Energy Industry Practice

PRINCETON, NJ, March 27, 2023 – Stevens & Lee Public Affairs announced today that Erick A. Ford has joined as a Vice President in the firm’s Princeton office.

Mr. Ford brings nearly two decades of public sector leadership and private sector experience in the energy industry to the New Jersey-based government affairs firm and its affiliates, The Stevens & Lee Companies,  expanding the Platform’s energy industry practice in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  

Mr. Ford advises businesses in the utility, energy, hydrogen energy and renewable energy sectors. A leading authority in New Jersey’s energy and utility sector, he currently serves as President of the New Jersey Energy Coalition, where he assists energy companies, water, electric, gas utilities and renewable energy companies with navigating and crafting policy. He also has a deep understanding of the interplay between cybersecurity and the energy industry, with experience managing the Best Practices in Cybersecurity Program for Protect Our Power, an independent organization of former electric utility industry, military, government and regulatory experts focused on strengthening the resiliency of our electric power grid. In addition, Mr. Ford is the current Chairman of the New Jersey Society for Economic, Environmental Development’s Energy Committee, where he oversees energy-related initiatives and policy activism for the organization.

As a confidential aide to a commissioner and the President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Mr. Ford advised on energy sector policy issues and liaised with New Jersey organizations, including the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), Department of Energy, Department of Environmental Protection, and the Economic Development Authority, to address infrastructure, workforce development, nuclear energy, energy markets, electric vehicles, cyber and rulemaking issues, among numerous other. Prior to his roles in the energy and utility space, Mr. Ford was the Agency Manager of the NJ MVC.

Mr. Ford has led and participated in key industry panels regarding utility policy, energy efficiency, solar, offshore wind, electric vehicle, hydrogen, nuclear energy and incentive programs at forums like National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association and EUCI. He has also lectured at the Rowan University Center for Responsible Leadership, Stockton University and at the Stevens’ Institute.

Mr. Ford earned a B.A. from George Mason University.