New associate program officer hired for Community Economic Development

September 25, 2018: The Ford Family Foundation announced today that it has hired Rozalyn Mock to be an associate program officer for Community Economic Development, a new position. At the Foundation, she will assist in developing and implementing strategic grantmaking programs for economic development in rural communities. 

Rozalyn Mock

Mock comes to the Foundation from Northwest Farm Credit Services where she served as a credit officer for the past three years. She was responsible for overseeing a nearly $23 million diversified agriculture and forestry portfolio and managing client relationships. She also prepared and presented credit summaries on complex loans to the executive team and performed business, financial and economic analyses.

"Roz brings an important economic skill set to the Foundation," said Kathleen Flanagan, senior program officer for Community Economic Development for The Ford Family Foundation. "Her experience in the agriculture industry and knowledge of rural Oregon will be great assets in our efforts to support rural economic vitality." 

As an associate program officer, Mock will manage a portfolio of rural capital grants. She also will assist with programs for workforce development, business financing, entrepreneurship, community economic development, and promoting family economic success.

She is a Ford Scholar from the Class of 2011 and currently serves as the president of the Ford Scholar Alumni Association. She grew up in Sutherlin, Oregon, where she cultivated a passion for agriculture and forestry through the National FFA Organization. 

Mock has studied Spanish in rural Chile and agri-tourism and international business in Italy. At Oregon State University, she earned an honors bachelor of science degree in environmental economics and policy, and an honors bachelor of arts degree in international studies.  

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