Employee Spotlight: Leonard “Rip” Ford

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back at the beginning of every month to see who’s in the spotlight!

Leonard “Rip” Ford

Title: Environmental Project Manager

Division: Environmental Services

Alma Mater:  Virginia Tech and UCLA

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Birthday: September 26


Favorite thing about working at DAA?

Flexible office schedule.


In your experience here, is there a project that really stands out?

Serving as environmental team leader for some 20 years was both the most challenging and the most rewarding “project” that I have experienced in my career.


What TV show, movie, or book are you obsessed with right now?

Midsomer Murders (ACORN TV rules)


Have you been on a recent vacation or trip that you loved?  

A weekend visit with my first born daughter, last month, in Chicago.


Rip’s trip to Chicago


What was the first concert you ever attended?

The Byrds (Richmond Arena)


Favorite sports team?

I have no interest in the commercial sports industry.


Is there something you do or like that would surprise people?

I play some mean blues harmonica.


Rip’s daughters