Mr. Ford is the President and co-founder of Enlightened Inc., an award winning IT consulting firm specializing in Management Consulting, Cyber Security, and Systems Integration services. Enlightened serves clients such as the US Navy, Office of Personnel Management, Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the US Department of Labor to name a few. At Enlightened, Mr. Ford’s responsibilities include Corporate Vision and Direction, Business Development, Strategic Planning, and Corporate Innovation.
In addition, Mr. Ford currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the DC Chamber of Commerce.
In 2007, Enlightened Inc. was awarded a “Top-Five” honoree at the Excellence.gov awards by the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) for JUSTIS, a system developed by Enlightened on behalf of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC). The award gave recognition to the system’s superior performance in the areas of collaboration and transformation. In 2006, Enlightened Inc.’s growth and success were chronicled in a front-page article in The Washington Post. Enlightened was named “2005 Small Business of the Year,” by the DC Chamber Of Commerce. In 2004, Inc. Magazine named Enlightened one of the fastest-growing companies in America in its 23rd annual issue of the Inc. 500 list, ranking Enlightened 264th. Entrepreneur Magazine stated in its November 2003 issue, “Enlightened Inc. is one of the best and brightest companies in America.”
Mr. Ford is heavily involved in his community and was a founding member of Myth Men, a non-profit organization with the objective of destroying negative myths about young Black men. He also serves as the following organizations:
• Board of Directors for the Downtown Clusters Geriatric Day Care Center
• Presidential Council for the US Black Chambers
• Board of Directors for On Ramps to Careers
• Presidents Circle for the US Black Chambers
He also serves as the Executive Assistant to his Pastor at his Church and working with the Teen and Youth Ministry at his church. Mr. Ford also works with large non-profit organizations like The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and The American Heart Association in Washington, DC.
Antwanye Eric Ford is a proud native of Washington DC. He received a B.S. in Computer Science and Information Systems and a M.S. in Information Systems with honors, both from The George Washington University (GWU).
Mr. Ford’s corporate philosophy is based in his faith, “to whom much is given, much is required”.