Mark Ford, Ottawa Police Services

Mark is currently a Senior Security Project Manager and Consultant with RHEA Group.  Mark retired as Acting Deputy Chief of the Ottawa Police Service after 33 years of service. After retiring from the OPS, Mark spent a year with Shopify leading various security programs for the company, prior to joining RHEA group.  Mark has been involved with the Snowsuit Fund as a board member for 10+ years.  Mark believes working with the Snowsuit Fund is an opportunity to help and support vulnerable communities in Ottawa.  In addition to the Snowsuit Fund, Mark is actively volunteering in the Ottawa music scene, where he is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors for the RBC BluesFest.  Mark has volunteered in the community for years, coaching hockey, building schools and fundraising for SchoolBox and other initiatives to give back.