He's been a prominent governor, a central figure in international relations, and a member of President Bill Clinton's cabinet. Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D-MT) will join us on Friday's "Montana Talks" with Aaron Flint.

Gov. Richardson is headlining a conference in Billings focused on the future of coal put together by the Burton K. Wheeler Center.

Here is Gov. Richardson's bio posted by the Burton K. Wheeler Center:

Bill Richardson has led a notable career in public service serving as a U.S. Congressman (1982-1986), U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1997-1998), Secretary of Energy under Bill Clinton (1988-2000), and 30th Governor of New Mexico (2003-2011). After retiring from public service Richardson has authored three books, started two foundations: The Richardson Center for Global Engagement and the Foundation to Preserve New Mexico Wildlife. He also sits on several nonprofit boards including the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE). In addition he sits on numerous for-profit boards, mostly in the renewable energy space.

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