A woman-owned small business, The Ford Agency is proud of its ability to adapt to changing trends while always maintaining the highest level of recruiting standards for both our clients and our candidates.

Our team of knowledgeable professionals provides customized recruiting services to clients and candidates, including direct hire, temporary-to-hire, and temporary placement, and we approach each type with the same degree of professional assessment. Our refined and collaborative style is unmatched in the staffing industry. We’re able to see beyond the surface to create matches that result in successful careers for our candidates and valuable talent for our clients.

Team

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President, Founder

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Vice President, Principal

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Associate Partner

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Benefits & Operations Administrator

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Senior Associate Recruiter

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Associate Recruiter

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Associate Recruiter

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Associate Recruiter

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Recruiting Coordinator

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Administrative Coordinator

Diana Ford Sullivan

President, Founder

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For over thirty years, Diana has worked with leading DC businesses, navigating their unique staffing needs and matching them with Washington’s top talent. She is integrally involved in client relations, recruiting, and the placement process. Since the firm’s inception, Diana’s commitment to client services and high standards has guided the company’s philosophy. She continues to lead by example and her vision has earned The Ford Agency the reputation as a leader in the Washington recruiting industry.

Outside the office, Diana is an active supporter of the theater and arts and remains closely involved with charitable organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She has a BA from the University of Maryland, and lives in Potomac, MD. Her accomplishments are many, but her proudest are her three children. Brett, a Villanova graduate, is the Vice President of Sales for NBC Sports Washington and lives in Rockville, MD with his wife Kelly and sons, Grayson and Bo. Devin, a Boston College graduate, is a Portfolio Manager at ProFunds Advisors and lives with his wife Katie and new daughter Avery in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Amanda, a University of Richmond graduate is the Vice President of Marketing for the Washington Capitals and resides in Washington, DC with her husband, Russell. When she’s not at the beach, Diana likes to be at the rink, cheering on her favorite team: the Washington Capitals.

Jessica Davis

Vice President, Principal

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Jessica’s strong leadership and management skills have been instrumental in establishing The Ford Agency’s success and exceptional record for providing talented staff to DC’s most discerning employers. Her role includes business operations and staff management, and she stays very connected to the recruiting process and client relations, focusing on temporary and temp-to-hire placements. Drawing on years of experience navigating Washington’s competitive business environment, she is able to assess candidates’ unique combination of strengths and goals to match them with the right role, leading to career growth.  Jessica has a degree in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland at College Park and lives in the District with her husband and children. When she’s not in the office, she can be found biking, hiking, or tinkering with a new recipe.

Tricia Barton

Associate Partner

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As a tenured Ford leader, Tricia directs recruiting efforts, client relations, and mentors staff among her many contributions to the team. Her expertise and keen eye for identifying client needs and the right talent has led to a solid record of successful matches. Tricia has a degree in English Literature from Skidmore College and is a huge fan of the Oxford comma.  When she’s not hard at work she can be found hitting winners on the tennis court, learning new languages, or just relaxing at that perfect brunch spot in the city.

Vanessa Nguyen

Benefits & Operations Administrator

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Vanessa handles the operations and benefits for our temporary employees and internal team.  She is a natural for providing top-notch support to the teams. Vanessa’s commitment to the highest level of service is clear and is always ready to jump in and help her team.  She is always ready to plan a great team building event and never disappoints. She has a degree in Political Science from Rutgers University and lives in Maryland with her husband and growing family. When she’s not in the office she can be found recreating her grandmother’s favorite recipes or soaking up some beach time with her family.

Katie Sennett

Senior Associate Recruiter

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Katie is a pivotal part of our busy direct hire team and consistently helps top candidates find their perfect next career step.  As a local Virginia native, she has a keen awareness of the unique needs of the region’s business community and excels at identifying the right talent for new roles.  Katie has a degree in Fashion Merchandising from the University of Delaware and when she’s not in the office, she can be found hiking with her dog, Loki, and always planning her next globe trekking adventure.

Clare Higgins

Associate Recruiter

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As part of the temporary and temp-to-hire recruiting team, Clare works with both candidates and clients, ensuring temporary and temp-to-hire placements are smooth and successful. In addition to her regular recruiting successes, she has organized multiple special staffing projects including special events for the All-Star Game and World Series here in DC. Clare has a degree in Political Science and International Studies from Iowa State University and is a Midwest native. In her free time, she explores new dog-friendly spots with her husband and dog, Chief Hopper.  She also has no plans to stop celebrating the Cubs 2016 World Series win anytime soon.

Ainsley Lundie

Associate Recruiter

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As part of the direct hire team, Ainsley recruits and places top candidates with our clients. Her well-honed recruiting skill is rooted in her appreciation for quality placement services and she is dedicated to giving candidates a seamless and successful experience.  Ainsley has a degree in Psychology from Colorado College and while she has embraced the beauty of the Washington area, she is a New Englander at heart.  When not in the office, she can be found exploring the charm of DC’s many neighborhoods and hitting the area’s hidden hiking trails.

Janet Lahr

Associate Recruiter

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As part of the direct hire team, Janet assesses and places top candidates with our clients. Her experience of 20 years in human resources management and talent acquisition enables her to swiftly understand the needs of our clients and match the perfect candidates to meet those needs. Janet has a degree in Psychology and Social Work from UMBC and a Master’s in Human Resources Development from Towson University. She is a proud board member of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater DC. When Janet is not in the office, she’s enjoying life with her family, finding time for yoga, and taking her puppy, Kane, to the many area dog parks.

Erica Benedict

Recruiting Coordinator

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Erica skillfully manages the logistics that keep things moving smoothly for our many candidates.  Her previous staffing experience compliments her natural acumen for organization and detail and is very much appreciated by our candidates as they move through the recruiting process.  Erica has a degree in Business Administration from LIM College and lives in the District with her fiancé.  When she’s not in the office, she can be found absorbing the beauty of the city and sampling the many flavors of DC’s fantastic restaurant scene.

Margrette Quinn

Administrative Coordinator

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Maggie manages the day-to-day logistics and coordination of the front office and provides logistical support to our busy recruiting teams. Our candidates appreciate her positive attitude and solutions-oriented approach as she guides them through the recruiting process. Maggie received her degree in Humanities from John Cabot University in Rome before relocating to DC. When she’s not in the office, she can be found at the beach, riding her bike, or just exploring the city, but always with her Boston Terrier bestie, Coco.

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