September 8th Zoom Meeting at 7PM: An Evening with CIA “Master of Disguise” Jonna Mendez

When Jonna Mendez retired from the CIA after more than 25 years, her title was Chief of Disguise. Recruited into the Agency in the mid-1960s, Mendez served as a covert operative in Europe, the Far East, and the Subcontinent, as well as at CIA headquarters. In the 1970s she joined the CIA’s Office of Technical Service and developed a specialty in clandestine photography. The CIA chose her to complete several extended training programs, and she worked in south and southeast Asia as a generalist in Disguise, Identity Training, and Clandestine Imaging before returning to CIA headquarters, where she was assigned to Denied Area Operations for disguise. In only a few years, she was promoted to Chief of Disguise, running a multimillion-dollar operation with staff positioned around the world. She retired from the US government in 1993, and earned the CIA’s Intelligence Commendation medal.

Jonna continues to serve as a consultant with the CIA, and has written three books with her husband, fellow CIA officer Antonio J. (“Tony”) Mendez: Spy DustArgo, which became an Academy Award(r)-winning motion picture; and The Moscow Rules. She works as a fine art photographer, displaying and selling her artwork through Pleasant Valley Studios, which she runs with her husband and son, sculptor Toby Mendez. She is a board member of the International Spy Museum.

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM via Zoom

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