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MARCH 2015




Two members joined AFSA’s Governing Board to serve out

terms vacated by departing board members. The current

Governing Board will finish its term of office in July, when the

newly elected board takes office to serve from 2015 to 2017.

AFSA would like to thank outgoing State Representatives

Clayton Bond and Sue Saarnio and USAID representative

Andrew Levin for their outstanding service to AFSA.

Jeff Cochrane,

a Foreign Service officer

at USAID since 2005, has directed eco-

nomic growth offices in West Africa and

Iraq, was ICT Division chief in the Office of

Infrastructure, and now serves as USAID

desk officer for Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo and

most non-presence (no USAID Mission)

countries in Europe.

A strong believer in collective bargaining, Cochrane has

been a member of the Wisconsin Teaching Assistants Asso-

ciation (AFL-CIO and AFT) and the American Federation of

Government Employees. He has a doctorate from the Univer-

sity of Wisconsin, Madison, in the economics of institutions

and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University. He lives in

Georgetown with his husband, Robert, a television critic for

USA Today.

Daniel E. Spokojny

joined the Depart-

ment of State in May 2009 as a Foreign

Service officer.

He has served overseas in Karachi and

Vilnius, as well as in the Bureau of Conflict

and Stabilization Operations and the office

of the Special Representative for Afghani-

stan and Pakistan in Washington, D.C. Prior

to joining State, Dan worked in the U.S.

House of Representatives. He is a graduate of the University of

Michigan. Dan is committed to supporting an innovative and

agile Foreign Service capable of meeting tomorrow’s chal-



AFSA Governing Board

Hails and Farewells