Dory Shaw Ford, '79

Dory Shaw Ford

Position Title
Member, Dean's Advisory Council


Dory Shaw Ford brings her passion and entrepreneurial experience to the College of Letters & Science Dean’s Advisory Council. Ms. Ford is a marketing consultant and the founder of Hallway Talk, a management firm focused on driving business retention and growth through a better understanding of client and customer needs, perceptions and expectations. Prior to Hallway Talk, Ms. Ford founded and managed another agency, The Marketing Partners, for over 20 years before it was sold to Omnicom, where she later held a position as executive vice president of client engagement. Her client roster included many Fortune 500 companies and she boasted much longer than industry average retention based on her focus on and passion for client service. Ms. Ford holds a Bachelor of Science in consumer science, management and communications from UC Davis and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California. She joined the Dean’s Advisory Council in 2017.