The Foreign Service Journal - September 2014 - page 51

AFSA NEWS
THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION
AFSA Presents 2014 Dissent, Exemplary
Performance, Lifetime Achievement Awards
Continued on page 56
THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
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SEPTEMBER 2014
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On June 18, AFSA honored
members of the Foreign
Service community for their
courage, dedication and
outstanding performance
through the presentation of
its 2014 awards.
Some 300 people gath-
ered to recognize the award
winners at a ceremony,
opened by AFSA President
Robert J. Silverman, in the
Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic
Reception Room of the State
Department.
This year was the first
since 2006 that AFSA has
presented all four dissent
awards (they are conferred
only when a fitting recipient is
identified). This year, too, the
number of deserving nomina-
tions received for exemplary
performance awards sur-
passed that of previous years.
Under Secretary of State
for Management Patrick Ken-
nedy presented the Award
for Lifetime Contributions
to American Diplomacy to
Charles Stuart “Stu” Kennedy
AFSA/JOAQUINSOSA
AFSA’s 2014 award winners. Front row, from left: Herter Award winner Jonathan Addleton, Lifetime Award winner
Stu Kennedy, Guess Award winner Mary Kay Cunningham and Rivkin Award winner David Holmes. Back row: Claire
Coleman, who accepted the Bohlen Award on behalf of winner Kari Osborne; AFSA staff attorney Raeka Safai, who
accepted the Harris Award on behalf of winner Nick Pietrowicz; AFSA USAID VP SharonWayne; AFSA Executive Director
Ian Houston; AFSA President Robert J. Silverman; Secretary of State John Kerry; AFSA State VP MatthewAsada;
Harriman Award winner Ed O’Bryan and AFSAAwards and Outreach Coordinator Perri Green.
AFSA/ADRIANRIOS
AFSA President Robert J. Silverman opened the 2014 AFSA Awards
ceremony on June 18.
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