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Even in a small and semirural American government utility, corrupt leaders aren’t simply dishonest and immoral. They’re dangerous. A riveting and relevant memoir, The Intrepid Brotherhood details a classic story of enlightened leaders’ war against oppressive and dishonest management. The deep corruption would threaten to ruin jobs and harm lives — while costing the county tens of millions of dollars.

One small group decided to take action and stop this corruption. Despite the economic upheaval, career interruption, and near criminal mistreatment, the whistleblowers of Chelan County PUD fought victimhood to stand up for the lost professional values that should guide every ethical organization.

Gordon Graham is a former information technology professional with over 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry. During his career, he was recognized by peers and industry trade associations as an authority on information technology management issues and was a sought-after speaker on information technology strategy and aligning technology with business.

In addition to his decades-long career, Gordon earned an AAS degree in computer science from Columbia Basin College, and a BA in public administration from the University of Puget Sound, and an MBA in information technology management from City University, along with numerous certifications in IT and project management. He has served as the information technology section chair for the Northwest Public Power Association and as both information technology section chair and vice chair of the Business and Finance Committee for the American Public Power Association. Additionally, he has also served on curriculum committees for Wenatchee Valley College and NCW High School Skills Center.

Now retired, Mr. Graham lives in Oregon with his wife, where they enjoy gardening, boating, and traveling.

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Book Details:

Title: The Intrepid Brotherhood: Public Power, Corruption, and Whistleblowing in the
Pacific Northwest
Publisher: In Search of Aristotle

ISBN 13: Paperback: 9780578961439, eBook: 9780578991894
Format: Paperback, eBook
Price: Paperback: $17.99, eBook: $9.99
Pages: 216
Publication Date: January 18, 2022

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