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Elena Ford

Elena Ford (born Elena Anne Ford-Niarchos in 1966) is the daughter of Charlotte Ford, an heiress to the Ford Motor Company fortune, and the Greek shipping tycoon Stavros Niarchos. She is a granddaughter of Henry Ford II. She currently plays a major role in Ford Motor Company taking role of Director of Global marketing for the company as a whole. She is responsible for marketing, product management and sales support activities for Ford Motor Company around the world. She is the first female family member to work directly for the company her great-great grandfather founded in 1903. She is also a former stepdaughter of Edward Downe Jr., the founder and chairman of Downe Communications in New York. In 1991, Ford-Niarchos (as she was then known) married Stanley Jozef Olender, the owner of Stanley O's, an estate maintenance service in Southampton, New York. In 1996, after divorcing Olender, she married Joseph Daniel Rippolone, a plumber, mechanic, builder, and inventor.

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