The youngest of four children, Elizabeth Ford Kontulis has been involved with the Lions her entire life. She lists getting to know the players and their families among her fondest memories along with the numerous home and away games she attended over the past five decades. Mrs. Kontulis also holds the unique distinction of making a cameo appearance in the 1968 movie, Paper Lion.
Besides her role as Owner/Vice Chair for the Lions, Mrs. Kontulis is a trustee for The Henry Ford and has served on the Board for over 20 years. Additionally, she serves on the President's Advisory Council for Princeton University.
Over the years, she has volunteered in numerous capacities in addition to working in the fields of advertising and promotions with Dancer, Fitzgerald, Sample and Self Magazine of Conde Nast Publications. She has served on the Board of Trustees for Cottage Hospital in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., and the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe. Mrs. Kontulis also served as a trustee at New Canaan Country School and was on the Founding Board of Directors for the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, Conn., where she helped to envision and develop the museum and its exhibits.
Mrs. Kontulis graduated from Princeton with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1983. While at Princeton, she played Varsity Squash for legendary coach Betty Constable. In high school, she participated in three Varsity sports while attending The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn.
Like her father throughout his life, she is an active participant in many sports, still competing in tennis and squash.
Mrs. Kontulis and her husband, Charles, who graduated from the University of Michigan Business School, lived in Ann Arbor for six years and now reside in Connecticut. They have four children who are all proud members of the Ford Family's third generation of passionate Lions fans.