A New Generation of Ford

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A member of a new generation of Ford family members is taking on another leadership role at the automaker. Alexandra Ford English, the daughter of Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, was named global brand merchandising director today. The 33-year-old English already serves on the company’s board of directors. She will push for growth in sales of Ford brand merchandise. Bill Ford is 64 and is getting closer to retirement age.