She’s the CEO of an outdoor college. What’s her favorite part of her office?

Courtesy of Beth Ford

Beth Ford, 45, lives in Orlando, Fla., with her husband, former Red Sox captain Terry Francona. She began her career in real estate in Houston. Beth graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University and attended Baylor Law School. She is now chief executive of Land O’ Lakes. Her children are two and one.

The girl who wore scarves and stilettos to school, but always came home with a bowl of cereal


CEO 2017 Land O’ Lakes College of Law

Past 50 Most Powerful Women in Real Estate


I love the meaning of Land O’ Lakes and that it’s about providing an affordable college education. I really believe that you should have an opportunity to learn, whether that’s on a residential campus or a 2,000-acre outdoor campus, in the end, we’re all about education.


Women’s National Real Estate Finance Association of Florida Leadership Award


We’re the youngest family on our block — our son’s little sister was the first and she grew up to be an amazing elementary school student.

Favorite Lesson

So many of my favorite things happen in nature. Camping in the woods.

Theme Park or Park?

In my neighborhood, you can choose from SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Knott’s Berry Farm, Disney, Universal. There’s a variety of choices for people to enjoy.

What’s Your Best BITE?

The Cracker Jack apple box. I’ve been eating them for as long as I can remember.

Favorite Restaurant or Bar?

My husband and I always go out for happy hour on Sundays. It’s the best way to spend time with our friends. For dinner, Lone Star Steakhouse in Orlando.

Four Things in My Office Now

Hubby’s signed jersey from the World Series

Miami hat (for dad)

Special Paintings from my grandmother that are hanging on the wall

Most Popular House At Land O’ Lakes?

Homes that meet three criteria: beautiful new architecture, a unique water feature and a family-friendly outdoor space.


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