THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
THE FORE I GN SERV I CE JOURNAL
WELCOMES BETH PAYNE
On May 6, the AFSAGoverning
Board approved the appointment
of Beth Payne to a two-year term
as chair of the Foreign Service
Journal Editorial Board. Beth
entered the Foreign Service in
1993, and has been posted to India,
Senegal, Iraq, Rwanda, Israel and
Kuwait. Her current assignment is
as associate dean of the School of Professional Studies
at the Foreign Service Institute. She has been a member
of the FSJ Editorial Board since 2012.
AFSA is delighted at the opportunity to continue
working with Beth in her new leadership position on
the Editorial Board.
AMBASSADOR JOHNNY YOUNG
TO DEL I VER ADA I R LECTURE
Ambassador Johnny Young will deliver the 9th
annual Adair Memorial Lecture on U.S. Diplomacy
on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 3 p.m. at American Uni-
versity’s Kaye Memorial Chapel.
The public is welcome to attend this special
event, which traditionally kicks off the fall semester
at A.U.’s School of International Service.
A career Foreign Service officer from 1967 to 2004,
Johnny Young was ambassador to Sierra Leone, Togo,
Bahrain and Slovenia. His other assignments included
Madagascar, Guinea, Kenya, Qatar, Barbados, Jordan, the
Netherlands and Washington, D.C.
After retiring from the Foreign Service, Amb. Young
became a private consultant, contractor and lecturer. He
was appointed executive director of the Migration and
Refugee Services Division of the United States Confer-
ence of Catholic Bishops in 2004, a position he held until
retiring in February.
The Adair Lecture series is the result of a partnership
between AFSA and A.U.’s School of International Service.
The Marshall P. Adair Family has generously created a
perpetual endowment to sustain the series, named in
honor of their parents, Caroline and Ambassador Charles
Results of AFSA’s 2015-2017
Governing Board Election and
The AFSA Committee on Elections is pleased to announce the results
of the 2015-2017 AFSA Governing Board election and bylaw amend-
ment. A total of 4,034 valid ballots were received (3,011 online and
1,023 paper). The following AFSA members have been elected:
Board Officer Positions
Charles “Chuck” Ford
William “Bill” Haugh
State Vice President:
USAID Vice President:
FCS Vice President:
FAS Vice President:
Retiree Vice President:
Board Constituency Representatives
Lawrence Casselle, John Dinkelman, Eric
Geelan, Josh Glazeroff, Margaret “Nini” Hawthorne, Philip G. Laidlaw,
Peter Neisuler, Erin O’Connor, Leah Pease, Samuel Thielman, Patricia
Jeff Cochrane, Lorraine Sherman
To be determined in accordance with the AFSA
Patricia Butenis, Dean Haas,
John Limbert, Alphonse F. La Porta
The proposal to amend the bylaws to reduce the size of the AFSA
Governing Board from 29 to 19 members—effective in the 2017
election cycle—was adopted in accordance with Article IX, Section 2
of the AFSA Bylaws, which requires affirmative votes of not less than
two-thirds of the valid votes received.
Total Votes Cast
No/Do Not Approve
Congratulations to all those who were elected, and to those who
demonstrated their dedication to AFSA by declaring as candidates.