Based in Arlington, Virginia, James Gore was just elected to his first term as a member of the National Peace Corps Association Board of Directors, where he will be a national and Mid-Atlantic representative.
NPCA President Kevin Quigley is excited about this newest board member. “Given
the remarkable leadership with the RPCVW group and his engagement in the 50th
Anniversary planning efforts, James brings skills, experiences and a
passion for the Peace Corps that will make him a great asset for the NPCA,”
Upon returning to the United States, James began work with the wine industry and international affairs. He is currently the Managing Director for Agriculture and Trade Policy for JBC International, based in Washington, D.C. Jim has a rich background with wine and the wine industry, thanks to his family’s winemaking business in Sonoma County, California.
James has been highly involved with the Peace Corps community in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He has been elected President of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, DC, helped organize RPCVs to march in the recent inaugural parade and sits on the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Committee. After serving three terms as the RPCVw president, he was inspired to broaden his Peace Corps service.
James is enthusiastic about what the future holds for the NPCA and the Peace Corps community. “I look forward to bringing a fresh breath to the NPCA Board and to work diligently with other members to offer RPCVs a vehicle that can carry their interests, hopes and visions to a national level,” he said.
James will begin his three-year term with the start of the June 26 Board meeting held in Washington, D.C.