Council on the Radio | Andrew Gordon and Jordan Lind of Clearas Water Recovery

With more than 15 years of senior-level leadership experience in business development, sales, marketing, strategic planning and operations management, Jordan blends his corporate and entrepreneurial knowledge to lead the business development strategy for CLEARAS.

Prior to joining Clearas he oversaw business development for ALPS Corporation, a nationwide financial and professional services firm, increasing annual gross sales from $20 million to $40 million during his tenure. While at ALPS, Jordan led an aggressive diversification strategy into health care, outsourced professional services, and information systems management. An active investor in early stage technology and service-based businesses, Jordan has an excellent track record of navigating the commercialization of products and services.

Jordan received both his BA and MBA from the University of Montana; the latter in which he graduated magna cum laude.


Tune into KVGO AM 1290 and FM 101.5 on December 6th!

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Council on the Radio | Peter Marghella

Dr. Peter Marghella is currently the Special Advisor for Medical Planning and Preparedness for the International Medical Corps (IMC), a not-for-profit, Non-governmental Organization (NGO) that provides global medical and public health response to complex emergencies and disasters.  Prior to joining IMC, Peter was the Director of the New York State Office of Emergency Management.  A career Naval Officer, Peter has held positions as the Director of Medical Contingency Operations for the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Chief of Medical Plans and Operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Chief of Medical Plans and Intelligence for the U.S. Pacific Command; and Chief of Medical Plans and Operations for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.  His national planning credentials include the National Smallpox Response Plan; the National Catastrophic Incident Response Plan (for response to domestic acts of nuclear terrorism); and the Federal Implementation Plan for Pandemic Influenza.  He holds a doctorate in health sciences; Master’s degrees in national security and strategic studies and healthcare management and policy; and was an Executive Fellow in the inaugural class of the National Preparedness Leadership Institute at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  He maintains an academic appointment as a Professorial Lecturer at the Milken School of Public Health at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Peter is currently in Puerto Rico helping with the cleanup efforts and will discuss the status of the area. Tune into KVGO AM 1290 and FM 101.5.

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Ambassador Mark Johnson at the Holiday Inn Downtown | American Foreign Policy at an Uncertain Time: Chaos or Continuity?

November 16th | 7pm

Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown

200 S Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

Members: $5 | Non-members: $8 | Students: Free (With ID)

Ambassador Mark Johnson (ret.) is the Vice Chair of the US Center for Citizen Diplomacy and the former national Vice Chair of the World Affairs Councils of America in Washington, D.C. He has served as a Mansfield Adjunct Professor at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center of the University of Montana and in 2000, founded the Montana World Affairs Council, a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to connecting Montanans with the world around them.  Ambassador Johnson retired from the U.S. State Department after serving 30 years in a variety of foreign policy positions.  He was United States Ambassador to Senegal from 1993-1996. At the time of his retirement, he was Deputy Inspector General of the State Department.

Mr. Johnson began his diplomatic career in Kuwait as a Commercial Attaché. He returned to Kuwait in 1991 as Deputy Chief of Mission to reopen the Embassy during the Desert Storm military campaign.  From 1989 – 1990, Mr. Johnson served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Cairo, Egypt and was engaged in the Middle East peace process. From 1986 – 1989, Mr. Johnson held the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs.  His service in Africa includes postings in Kenya and Burkina Faso.  He served in the Office of Iranian Affairs and on the Iran Hostages Working Group from 1977 – 1980. In 1992, President George Bush awarded him the President’s Meritorious Service Award.  Mr. Johnson received a BSFS from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and an MA in International Economics from George Washington University.  He is a fourth generation Montanan and is married to Sally J. Cummins who is an Attorney-Adviser with the US State Department. They live in Lolo, Montana.

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