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JULY-AUGUST 2015

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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

AFSA NEWS

NEWS BRIEF

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.

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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

Adair.

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NEWS BRIEF

Results of AFSA’s 2015-2017

Governing Board Election and

Bylaw Amendment

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

President:

Barbara Stephenson

Treasurer:

Charles “Chuck” Ford

Secretary:

William “Bill” Haugh

State Vice President:

Angie Bryan

USAID Vice President:

Sharon Wayne

FCS Vice President:

Steve Morrison

FAS Vice President:

Mark Petry

Retiree Vice President:

Tom Boyatt

Board Constituency Representatives

State 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

Wingerter

USAID Representatives:

Jeff Cochrane, Lorraine Sherman

FCS Representative:

William Kutson

FAS Representative:

Corey Pickelsimer

IBB Representative:

To be determined in accordance with the AFSA

Bylaws.

APHIS Representative:

Mark Prescott

Retiree Representatives:

Patricia Butenis, Dean Haas,

John Limbert, Alphonse F. La Porta

Bylaw Amendment

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

3,720

Yes/Approve

3,216 (86%)

No/Do Not Approve

504 (14%)

Congratulations to all those who were elected, and to those who

demonstrated their dedication to AFSA by declaring as candidates.