2019-2021 AFSA Governing Board Election Results

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On June 17, AFSA announced the results of the 2019-2021 AFSA Governing Board elections and Bylaw Amendments. A total of 3,291 valid ballots were received (2,420 online and 871 paper). According to AFSA, this represents 20% of the eligible voting membership.  The new Governing Board will take office on Monday, July 15, 2019.

The following AFSA members have been elected (winning candidates are in bold):

President

Secretary

Treasurer

State Vice President

USAID Vice President

  • Jason Singer (27 votes/write-in candidate)

FCS Vice President

  • Jay Carreiro (52 votes)

FAS Vice President

  • To be determined when all write-in votes are processed.

Retiree Vice President

  • John K. Naland (862 votes)
  • Hon. John O’Keefe * (502 votes)

State Representative (6 positions)

  • Kristin Roberts * (1,285 votes)
  • Lillian Wahl-Tuco * (1,246 votes)
  • Holly Kirking Loomis * (1,196 votes)
  • Tamir Waser * (1,168 votes)
  • Joshua C. Archibald * (1,123 votes)
  • Matthew Dolbow (869 votes)
  • Don Jacobson * (764 votes)

USAID Representative

  • To be determined when all write-in votes are processed.

Alternate FCS Representative

  • To be determined when all write-in votes are processed.

Alternate FAS Representative

  • To be determined when all write-in votes are processed.

APHIS Representative

  • To be determined when all write-in votes are processed.

USAGM Representative

  • Steven L. Herman (1 vote)

Retiree Representative (2 positions)

  • Mary Daly * (916 votes)
  • Philip A. Shull * (827 votes)
  • Hilary Olsin-Windecker (508 votes)

 

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Career Diplomacy: Life and Work in the US Foreign Service, Kopp & Naland (3rd Ed Excerpt)

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Georgetown University Press has published a third edition of the book Career Diplomacy: Life and Work in the US Foreign Service. It is also available in Kindle Edition (excerpt below). The second edition was published in 2011. This is still the best book to read to get to know the U.S. Foreign Service. 

Former Ambassador John Negroponte calls the book “a masterful summary of the roles and responsibilities of our modern day diplomatic service.” Retired General David Petraeus calls it “the classic work on the diplomatic profession, providing a comprehensive, thoughtful, and frank portrayal of the US Foreign Service, past, present, and future.”  The third edition is authored by Harry W. Kopp (the 2008 edition was co-authored with Charles A. Gillespie, Georgetown University Press,)  and John K. Naland, who was president of the American Foreign Service Association from 2001-2003 and again from 2007-2009.

Career Diplomacy is an insider’s guide to the Foreign Service as an institution, a profession, and a career. In this thoroughly revised third edition, Kopp and Naland provide an up-to-date, authoritative, and candid account of the life and work of professional US diplomats, who advance and protect this country’s national security interests around the globe. The authors explore the five career tracks–consular, political, economic, management, and public diplomacy–through their own experience and through interviews with more than a hundred current and former members of the Foreign Service. They lay out what to expect in a Foreign Service career, from the entrance exam through midcareer and into the senior service–how to get in, get around, and get ahead.

New in the third edition: – A discussion of the relationship of the Foreign Service and the Department of State to other agencies, and to the combatant commands; An expanded analysis of hiring procedures; Commentary on political appointments and running an agency staffed by both Civil Service and Foreign Service personnel; A fresh examination of the changing nature and demographics of the Foreign Service.

Read an excerpt below courtesy of Kindle Preview:

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