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Jordon Sims

Lecturer; Founding Partner at Imperium Global Advisors

Jordon is a Founding Partner of Imperium Global Advisors and has many years of legislative, political and professional advocacy experience globally. Most recently, he was the Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX), the senior Republican for the House Appropriations Committee and the most senior Republican woman in Congress.

He has also served as a nuclear-trained submarine officer in the U.S. Navy, which included assignments as the foreign liaison for the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), and Secretary of Defense (SECDEF). Jordon’s variety of assignments also included work as the Special Advisor to the Director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion (Naval Reactors), in a dual-hatted Department of Defense and Department of Energy role, responsible for all aspects of governmental affairs for the US submarine and aircraft carrier programs.

Building upon his work with the defense and energy industrial base, Jordon has led global corporate and government relations teams and initiatives across a variety of markets and jurisdictions in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Australia, U.K., E.U., India, and China. His work has spanned the technology, energy, financial services, defense, healthcare, and infrastructure sectors in both government policy and management strategy. He has served as a contributor to the World Economic Forum working groups for developing economies in the areas of long-term investment planning and infrastructure development. In addition to this work, he has also served in leadership roles for executive and board advisement in large global organizations.

Jordon has volunteered time for local youth sports in Maryland, remains involved in an advisory role for the Governor of Maryland’s finance committee and campaign efforts, and serves as Adjunct Faculty for Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies – Information and Knowledge Strategy Program- as the co-lead for IKNS 5990: Navigating The Future of Work.

Education

  • M.E.M., Old Dominion University
  • B.S., U.S. Naval Academy