George Moore, a longtime engineer with the U.S. government’s international broadcasting organizations, died this month.
Moore, 54, died suddenly on Aug. 3 at his home in Annapolis, according to the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Chairman James Glassman described Moore as “our beloved deputy director of the International Broadcasting Bureau” in an internal memo, but his career was mostly spent in engineering.
An IBB spokeswoman called Moore’s death “a hard blow for us here.”
Moore was former director of engineering for IBB, which supports the management of VOA and Radio/TV Martí; he held that post for six years and was named deputy director about a year ago.
He joined VOA engineering in 1981 as a transmitter technician in Botswana and rose through the ranks of the Foreign Service to station manager. Overseas assignments included Greece, Germany and Morocco. He was promoted to the rank of Senior Foreign Service in 1995 and in 2003 was promoted to the rank of Minister Counselor. Moore was the first Foreign Service Officer within the IBB to achieve this rank. He later served as director of engineering and technical services and chief technology officer.
According to BBG, Moore earlier had served in various engineering and management positions at radio and television stations in Columbus and Savannah, Ga., and with General Electric Telecommunications Division in Lynchburg, Va.
According to an obituary in hometownannapolis.com, Moore had lived in Annapolis for four years and previously in Alexandria, Va. He was born in Georgia.