Anita Ford, one of WRIPAC’s founders and its first president retired as Personnel Director of the Los Angeles Unified School (LAUSD) in 2005. Her experience in the public sector also includes service as Deputy General Manager of the Personnel Department of the City of Los Angeles and Assistant Personnel Director over recruitment, selection and staff development for LAUSD.
Anita has served as a Commissioner on the Personnel Commissions of the L.A. County Office of Education since 1990 and the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District since 1988.
In addition to a lifetime membership in WRIPAC, she is also a lifetime member of SCPMA, PTC-SC and CSPCA and has held leadership positions in various associations and served as a trainer on a variety of selection related topics for IPMAAC and WRIPAC. Her awards include:
1993 Stephen E. Bemis Award of Excellence in Personnel Management
1993 Emery Olson Award for Outstanding Achievement (SCPMA)
1996 Award of Merit (SCPCA)
2001 Muriel Morse Award of Excellence (IPMA Western Region)
2005 Schuyler C. Joyner Award of Excellence (CSPCA)