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Bill Richardson


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Former Governor of New Mexico, Ambassador to the United Nations, and Secretary of Energy

Bill Richardson completed his second term as Governor of New Mexico in December 2010. Since entering life as a private citizen, Governor Richardson was named chairman of APCO Worldwide’s executive advisory service Global Political Strategies (GPS). In January 2011, Richardson was named Special Envoy for the Organization of American States (OAS), adding another platform for initiatives within peace and reconciliation in the Western hemisphere. In addition, the Governor has joined several non-profit and for profit boards including World Resources Institute and the National Council for Science and the Environment. Richardson is a member of Abengoa's International Advisory Board and also serves on the Board of Tecnicas Reunidas International. The Governor is a member of the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP). The Governor frequently gives speeches on domestic and foreign policy all over the globe through the Washington Speakers Bureau.  Richardson received a BA from Tufts in 1970 and a MA from Tuft's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1971.

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