ISOA President and Executive Director
Howard Lind is serving as the President and Executive Director of the International Stability Operations Association that represents private sector companies and non-governmental organizations who work in fragile states around the world. Previously, Mr. Lind previously served as a Washington DC representative for the Fluor Government Group regarding work in the middle east and central Asia.
Prior to joining Fluor, Mr. Lind served in the Departments of Defense and State in the offices of Iraq and Afghanistan reconstruction from 2003 to 2007. He began at the Pentagon in support of Iraq and Afghanistan, then in the State Department’s Iraq Reconstruction Management Office. Following that assignment, Mr. Lind served again in the Pentagon in the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA-ALT) as Deputy Director for the Iraq Project and Contracting Office.
Mr. Lind began his professional career as a US Naval Officer. After a 20-year career, he retired at the rank of Commander having served aboard five Navy ships of the line and at Navy headquarters staffs. Mr. Lind received a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School.