Richard S. Gordon is the current president of the American Jewish Congress (AJC). He has recently been critical of Ms. magazine for refusing to accept an advertisement about three prominent Israeli women.
Gordon is also a partner in McKenna Long & Aldridge's Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs practice, where he concentrates on International and Government Affairs. During his career, Gordon has been heavily involved in public policy and strategic planning in both the public and private sectors. His significant experience has positioned him as a key national government affairs strategist, directing and managing complex strategic and policy related issues that have multi-state implications. His practice focuses on state and local government procurement, business development, and corporate and not-for-profit strategic planning. He works closely with clients to strategically position them on business, political and other policy-related matters.
Gordon was the Executive Director of the Friends of Mario M. Cuomo, served on Vice President Mondale’s presidential campaign staff where he focused on issues of concern to senior citizens and was an aide to Senator Claude Pepper, and worked on a number of Congressional campaigns. He also served on the staff of Congressmen from New Jersey and Michigan, again focusing on senior, social security and energy issues. In 1992, Gordon was appointed a Clinton/Gore member of the Democratic Platform Committee. Gordon is a member of the chairman’s board of Democratic Governors, a position he has held since the board’s inception.