It didn’t take long for U.S. Navy commander, Francesca Klein Litow, to accept a commission. Her medical education scholarship combined with her family’s support drove her to join, where she initially commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy Reserve Medical Corps in 1988.
During her 19 total years of service, Litow learned a lot of skills that she now utilizes in her current role at Ford. Skills like time management, mission, teamwork, integrity helped her in her current position as a corporate medical director, where she develops and oversees policies and programs that support the health and safety of all team members, globally.
Although Litow made her transition into civilian life prior to joining Ford, capitalizing on her medical credentials, leadership, and clinical experience at a community hospital system, she confirms that Ford’s awareness of the importance of including veterans and VETNG groups made her feel very welcome.
When “off-duty,” Litow enjoys indoor and outdoor cycling, ballroom and country dancing, hiking, and traveling, as well as spending time with her two children, who are now young adults.