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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
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SEPTEMBER 2013
71
AFSA NEWS
DAVID ZWACH,
STATE REPRESENTATIVE
David Zwach has been a Security Engineering
O cer since 1987. Now an operations chief
in the Technical Security and Countermea-
sures Branch of the Bureau of Diplomatic
Security, he previously served as chief of the
Information Assurance Branch at the Diplomatic Security
Training Center. Dave also served as the o cer-in-charge at
the Engineering Services Center in Abu Dhabi, and the branch
chief for the Field Support Branch and Quality and Liaison
Branch. Oversea, Dave served in New Delhi, Frankfurt and Abu
Dhabi and has travelled on TDY to more than 50 countries.
Dave served on the 2011-13 AFSA Governing Board and was
an AFSA post rep in Frankfurt and Abu Dhabi. He was AFSA’s
2010 winner of the F. Allen “Tex” Harris Award for his work to
create tenure certifcates for all tenured FS specialists.
ANDREW LEVIN,
USAID REPRESENTATIVE
Andrew Levin has been an AFSA member
since he joined USAID in 2001. He has served
in Nigeria, Mozambique and Zambia. He leads
eforts to promote adoption of promising
agriculture technologies through the Feed
the Future Initiative in USAID’s Bureau for Food Security. His
international experience began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in
Honduras. He has worked for an NGO implementing develop-
ment programs in Russia, Ukraine and Moldova. Prior to join-
ing USAID, he was in USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, and
was a union steward and vice-president in the civil service.
JASON SINGER,
USAID REPRESENTATIVE
Jason Singer started his USAID “career” in
Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the
Congo) in the 6th grade when his father, a
USAID Foreign Service o cer, was posted to
Kinshasa. Jason joined USAID in 2003, serv-
ing in Jakarta from 2005 to 2009 and later in USAID/Wash-
ington’s Budget and Resource Management o ce. Currently
on detail to the U.S. Executive Director’s O ce of the World
Bank, prior to joining the Foreign Service, Jason held posi-
tions with the U.S. Treasury Department, the National Security
Council staf, the African Development Bank in Tunis, DAI, Inc.
and Price Waterhouse.  
BARBARA FARRAR,
FCS REPRESENTATIVE
Barbara Farrar (formerly Lapini)
is currently
serving as a Commercial O cer in the U.S.
Export Assistance Center in Baltimore.
She recently returned from an overseas
assignment as senior commercial o cer
in Bulgaria. Barbara joined the U.S. Commercial Service in
1996 and served as head of the o ce in Florence, Italy. She
has also worked for the deputy undersecretary of Commerce
for international trade and at the Trade Information Center.
Barbara holds degrees from the Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Studies and Middlebury
College.
VACANT
FAS REPRESENTATIVE
ANDRÉ DE NESNERA,
IBB REPRESENTATIVE
André de Nesnera is the International Broad-
casting Bureau representative on the AFSA
Governing Board. He has been with the Voice
of America for more than 30 years. A former
VOA news director, he is currently a senior
analyst at VOA’s Washington headquarters. He opened VOA’s
Geneva o ce in 1984 and in 1989 was its frst VOA correspon-
dent permanently accredited in the Soviet Union. He also
served as senior European correspondent, based in London. In
2002 he received the F. Allen “Tex” Harris award for construc-
tive dissent.
VACANT
APHIS REPRESENTATIVE
MARSHALL ADAIR,
RETIREE REPRESENTATIVE
Marshall Adair retired from the Foreign
Service in 2007 after serving 35 years
in Europe, Africa and Asia, mostly in and
around China.  In Washington, he worked
frst in EB and later in EUR, where he was
deputy assistant secretary under Richard
Holbrooke. He also held political Adviser positions in Bosnia
and with the Special Operations Command; and was AFSA
President from 1999-2001. In 2012, he published a memoir,
Watching Flowers From Horseback
.