Everette Jordan has been a proponent for foreign language acquisition and application throughout most of his professional career. A student and practitioner of languages himself, he has experienced the joys and challenges of understanding and translating contemporary thought from one worldview into a different worldview, taking care to preserve the nuances of culture and dialect in both. He has also worked with the Unicode Conference, World Wide Web Consortium, and other technical groups to lay the foundation for how languages are portrayed in most computer systems and applications today. While being the Founding Director of the National Virtual Translation Center, Mr. Jordan took the opportunity to work with Professional Language organizations, such as the American Translator’s Association, the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, the Association of Language Companies, the Defense Language Institute, several universities, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Throughout his career, he has recruited, trained, managed, and mentored language professionals in the USG. He recently concluded his 45-year career as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Intelligence Community Integration.
He holds a B.A. in Russian Studies from the University of Maryland, and an M.A. in Theology from St. Mary’s Seminary and Ecumenical Institute in Baltimore.