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APRIL 2017

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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

AFSA NEWS

Announcing the 2017-2019 AFSAGoverning Board Candidates

The AFSA Committee on

Elections has approved the

following candidates for

positions on the ballot for

election of the 2017-2019

AFSA Governing Board.

AFSA members are

encouraged to visit the

AFSA Community forum

to participate in an online

discussion forum with can-

didates.

Candidates and mem-

bers may post questions or

comments to the discussion

thread

2017 AFSA Govern-

ing Board Election & Bylaw

Amendments

. All members

must log in to participate

and have personal email

addresses stored on their

profile. (Note: government

email addresses will not be

accepted on the AFSA Com-

munity site.)

A Town Hall meeting has

been set for Tuesday, April

4, at 12 p.m. in the first-floor

conference room at the

AFSA HQ building, 2101 E

Street NW, Washington DC

20037.

This event will be taped

and made available on the

AFSA YouTube channel. The

candidates’ statements

will be posted on the AFSA

website on April 3.

If you have not already

done so, please ensure AFSA

has your current address

on record. To update your

address information, send

an email to

member@afsa

.

org

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LOOK FOR YOUR BALLOT: VOTE IN THE AFSA GOVERNING BOARD ELECTION

The election for the 2017-2019 AFSA Governing Board officers and constituency

representatives is underway. Details about the election, including the rules, can be

found at

www.afsa.org/elections .

Candidates’ campaign statements and videos will be made available to members on the

AFSAwebsite.We remind our readers that campaigning using an employer email by any

member is prohibited (with the exception of the three preapproved candidate email blasts).

Ballots:

Ballots will be distributed on or about April 17. If you have a valid email address on

file with AFSA, an email containing a unique passcode and instructions for voting online will

be sent to you. Regular members who were in good standing as of March 17 can also visit the

secure online ballot site

www.directvote.net/AFSA

after April 17 and request that an email

containing unique login credentials be sent to them. Be sure to add

noreply@directvote.net

to your approved sender list to ensure delivery.

Printed ballots will be sent to all retired members via the U.S. Postal Service.

If an online and a printed ballot are returned for the same member, only the printed ballot

will be counted. If you do not receive a ballot by May 8, please contact

election@afsa.org.

Requests for a duplicate ballot can be sent by email or in writing to AFSA Committee on Elec-

tions, 2101 E Street NW,Washington DC 20037. Please include your

full name, current address, email address and telephone number.

Ballot Tally:

On June 8, at 8 a.m. EDT, the printed ballots will be

collected from the post office inWashington, D.C. Printed ballots

must be received at the post office by that time to be counted. The

online voting site will close at 8 a.m. EDT on June 8.

All AFSAmembers are strongly encouraged to vote in this

election. Please review your options for voting and ensure that

you cast your ballot in a timely manner.

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AFSA/JOSH

2017 Governing Board Candidates

NOMINEE

POSITION

Barbara Stephenson *

President

Tom Boyatt *

Secretary

Earl Anthony (Tony) Wayne * Treasurer

Joe De Maria

State VP

Kenneth Kero-Mentz *

State VP

Ann Posner

USAID VP

Daniel T. Crocker *

FCS VP

Steve Morrison

FCS VP

Hoa Van Huynh

FAS VP

Bill Haugh *

Retiree VP

John K. Naland

Retiree VP

Matthew Hilgendorf

FCS Rep

AndrewWylegala

FCS Rep

John J. Hurley

APHIS Rep

Steven L. Herman

BBG Rep

NOMINEE

POSITION

ThomWright

FAS Rep

Christopher C. Ashe

State Rep

Lawrence W. K. Casselle *

State Rep

Anne Coleman-Honn *

State Rep

Josh Glazeroff *

State Rep

Martin McDowell *

State Rep

Thomas Michels

State Rep

Salina Rico

State Rep

Andrew J. Scheineson

State Rep

Adam Vogelzang

State Rep

Tricia Wingerter *

State Rep

George Colvin

Retiree Rep

Alphonse F. La Porta *

Retiree Rep

Philip A. Shull *

Retiree Rep

* Member of the Strong Diplomacy slate.