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After 30-some years
as a foreign news correspondent, Joe Albright
swapped the arena of worldwide politics for the dusty corrals of a dude ranch at the base of the Sleeping Indian.
From the 1960s through the 1990s, Joe
reported from Washington, D.C., and more than 40 countries for Newsday
and the Cox newspapers.
In that time, he
co-authored Bombshell: The Secret Story of America's Unknown Atomic Spy Conspiracy and Their Promised Land: Arab and Jew in History's Cauldron with his
wife, Marcia Kunstel, and also wrote What Makes Spiro Run . After retiring from journalism in 2000, Joe
and Marcia (a former Alliance board co-chair) moved full time to Jackson Hole
, where they own and operate Flat Creek Ranch, a wilderness dude ranch.
Joining the board in February 2009, Joe calls the Alliance "our bulwark" and says that Jackson Hole's most pressing challenge is reaching consensus on a growth path that preserves wildlife and community values.
A graduate of Williams College, Joe also serves on the boards of the Jackson Hole Historical Society, IC 21, St. John's Medical Center and the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming.
He is past president of the board of the Rotary Foundation of Jackson Hole and past vice chair of the Wyoming Council for the Humanities and of the Teton County Library board.
He's also a state committeeman for the Teton County Democratic Party.
A straight shooter, Joe
says that during his
term on the Alliance board, he
hopes to "help keep bad stuff from happening."