Hotelier Kenneth Wayne Ford, 44, partner and officer of National Hotel Realty and New England Hotel Realty and a director and officer of Lodging Econometrics, died from complications following an automobile accident.
Ford’s career spanned more than 20 years of hospitality experience, including hotel management, asset management, turnaround expert and as a real estate advisor and consultant. As vice president of National Hotel Realty and New England Hotel Realty, he led the companies’ hotel real estate brokerage activities regionally and nationally. He also played a key role in Lodging Econometrics, the global real estate consultancy and intelligence firm. Ford was a Certified Hotel Broker (CHB).
He was active in his community, faith and family. He was a past chair of the Advisory Board of St. Mary Academy in Dover, NH. He re-energized the scouting community, forming his community’s first Boy Scout Pack in 20 years and was also a Scoutmaster.
He held a Bachelor’s Degree from Assumption College, Worcester, MA and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. He was a New Hampshire All-State linebacker in high school and played football in college.
He is survived by his wife and three children, father, sister and four brothers. In honor of Ford, contributions may be made to St. Mary Academy, 222 Central Avenue, Dover, NH 03820, for scholarships, or to Boy Scout Troop 168- Parish of the Assumption, 150 Central Avenue, Dover, NH 03820.