DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. said it will promote Elena Ford to a newly created senior executive position, the first time in nearly two decades that a Ford family member has been elevated to the company's senior ranks.
Elena Ford, 46, is the great-great-granddaughter of Henry Ford, the company founder. She will lead a new group that is to improve global dealer standards, the company said Thursday.
She has been Ford’s global director of marketing for four years.
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