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Wednesday, 03 March 2021 13:08



ODNI News Release No. 07-21

Mar. 3, 2021

DNI Haines Statement on the Passing of Vernon Jordan


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines today issued the following statement on the passing of Vernon Jordan:


“Vernon Jordan made a significant, lasting imprint on our nation. A person of remarkable character, civility, and integrity, Vernon was at the forefront of driving meaningful change and progress in spaces across American society, including the U.S. Intelligence Community. His instrumental Diversity in Leadership Study provided the IC with a clear-eyed, necessary perspective on improving diversity and inclusion. It marked a permanent call to action, and we are committed to advancing these fundamental values, which he embodied, every day. On behalf of the IC, I extend my deepest condolences to Vernon’s family and loved ones.”