Team Kivvit

Michael Ford
Michael Ford Principal Washington, D.C.

Michael Ford

Michael is a political communications veteran who manages a wide range of public affairs campaigns. He is an expert in municipal public affairs, public policy advocacy, issue management and earned media.

Prior to joining Kivvit, Michael served in both the House and Senate as a communications staffer, including as the communications director for Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) and Congresswoman Kathy Hochul (D-NY). He advised these members on messaging, media outreach and media strategy. Previously, as the digital media director for Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Michael established and directed the Senator’s new media and digital communications efforts. He also served as the communications director for the Maryland Democratic Party, where he worked closely with the Maryland governor’s office, state legislature and congressional delegation on coordinated messaging and media outreach.

Michael holds an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Central Florida and a master's in legislative affairs from George Washington University. He lives with his wife and son in Northern Virginia.