Background Image
Table of Contents Table of Contents
Previous Page  46 / 96 Next Page
Basic version Information
Show Menu
Previous Page 46 / 96 Next Page
Page Background

46

JANUARY FEBRUARY 2015

|

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

the Limitations of Her Sex

.

Willis Jr. recounted a

memorable interaction he had

with one of FrancesWillis’ for-

mer colleagues, George GriŸn,

who worked with Frances in Sri

Lanka and came to the market

specifically to get his copy of

the book signed.

GriŸn commented on his

AFSA/ASGEIRSIGFUSSON

AFSA NEWS

time working with

Ms.Willis: “I was

very intimidated.

I was young and

heard that Frances

was strict, but

I was looking

forward to working

with her. I learned

somuch.”

“The event

assembled a rich

diversity of authors

and subjects under

one roof, and

that made it truly

inspiring,” said

AFSA’s Executive

Director Ian Hous-

ton.“It was a privi-

lege for AFSA to

host and organize

this gathering and

to open our doors

to our members

and these talented

authors and thinkers.”

For a complete listing of

books and authors featured in

“In Their OwnWrite,” see the

November

FSJ

and the AFSA

online book store.

n

—Allan Saunders,

Advertising/Marketing Intern

and Brittany DeLong,

Assistant Editor

AFSAWelcomes New Labor

Management Sta

Two new sta“

members have

joined our Labor

Management

OŸce.We would

like to welcome

Colleen Fallon-Len-

aghan and Jason

Snyder.

Colleen Fallon-

Lenaghan replaces

John Long as

AFSA’s Labor

Management

counselor. Colleen

served previously

as an AFSA sta“

attorney from

1992 to 1998,

when she relo-

cated to Michigan.

As part of the

AFSA labor management

team during that time, she

assisted in the negotiation of

collective bargaining agree-

ments for Foreign Service

employees in the Department

of State, USAID, FAS and FCS.

She also represented Foreign

Service employees in matters

ranging from disciplinary

issues to security clearance

investigations.

Colleen is a native

of Pittsburgh

and earned her

law degree from

Duquesne Univer-

sity.

AFSA also

welcomes Jason

Snyder as the new

Labor Manage-

ment Assistant. He

recently received

his Ph.D. in inter-

national law with

an emphasis on

human rights from

the National Uni-

versity of Ireland,

Galway. Jason will

be focusing on

constituents in our

bargaining units.

A native of Kentucky, Jason

formerly contributed to

The

Santiago Times,

covering labor

and human rights issues in

South America. Most recently,

he worked in labor relations in

Hawaii and continues to follow

labor and human rights issues

globally.

n

Colleen Fallon-

Lenaghan

Jason Snyder

MOVEMENT ON CAREER AMBASSADOR CONF I RMAT I ONS

Over the past many months, AFSAhas made consistent e“orts on Capitol Hill on behalf of the career ambassadorial

nominees awaiting U.S. Senate confirmation. AFSAoŸcials and sta“ have met with U.S. senators and their sta“s to

emphasize the critical role chiefs of mission play overseas. Following the midterm elections, the lame-duck Senate

has been clearing the docket of backlogged ambassadorial nominations. In November, it confirmed the appointments

of 21 long-waiting career Foreign Service nominees. In early December the Senate also confirmed two controversial

political appointee nominees, soap opera producer Colleen Bell for Hungary and political consultant Noah Mamet for

Argentina. For a complete list of ambassadorial appointments visit

www.afsa.org/ambassadorlist.

NEWS BRIEF

Retired FSO Allen Hansen (left) joined retired

USAID FSO Stephen Grant (right) at the Book

Market to help set up and run his table. Grant was

selling his recent book,

Collecting Shakespeare:

The Story of Henry and Emily Folger

,

included in

the November 2014

FSJ

, as well as his previously

published works. Hansen’s

Nine Lives: A Foreign

Service Odyssey

had been included in the

November 2007 “In Their Own Write.”

Continued from p. 45

AFSA/DEBRABLOME

AFSA/DEBRABLOME