THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
Amb. Boyatt earned the Department of State’s Heroism
Award and AFSA’s Lifetime Contributions to American Diplo-
macy Award for his service. He received the William R. Rivkin
Award for Constructive Dissent by a Mid-Level Officer in 1970
and the Christian A. Herter Award for Constructive Dissent by
a Member of the Senior Foreign Service in 1979.
Born in Wyoming, Ohio, Amb. Boyatt received a bachelor’s
degree from Princeton University and a master’s degree from
Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He
is married to Maxine Shearwood. They have five children and
Amb. Boyatt has previously served AFSA as president,
vice president and treasurer. He ran for the office of secretary
because he “wanted to continue to contribute to the excellent
work AFSA is doing in governance, outreach and strengthen-
ing the Foreign Service Act and the Service itself.”
ANTHONY (TONY) WAYNE
Ambassador (ret.) Earl Anthony Wayne
served as a Foreign Service officer from
1975 to 2015. He is currently a Public
Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson
International Center for Scholars and
a senior non-resident adviser at the Atlantic Council and
at the Center for Security and International Studies. Amb.
Wayne is also an adviser for HSBC Bank in Mexico and Latin
America on countering illicit finance.
Tony Wayne served as U.S. ambassador to Mexico (2011-
2015) and Argentina (2006-2009), and as deputy ambassa-
dor in Afghanistan (2009-2011). He was assistant secretary
of State for the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
(EB) from 2000 to 2006. Prior to his service with EB, Wayne
worked as principal deputy assistant secretary of State for
European affairs, deputy assistant secretary for Europe and
Canada, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. mission to the
European Union in Brussels and director for Western Europe
at the National Security Council.
In addition to his new post as AFSA treasurer, Amb.
Wayne chairs AFSA’s political action committee.
KEN KERO -MENTZ
STATE VICE PRESIDENT
Ken Kero-Mentz joined the State Depart-
ment in January 2000 as a member of
the 95th A-100 class. An economic-coned
officer, he has served overseas in Rio de
Janeiro, Baghdad, Berlin, Colombo and
Erbil, in addition to Washington, D.C., assignments in the
bureaus of European and Eurasian Affairs and Democracy,
Human Rights and Labor.
Mr. Kero-Mentz served as AFSA post representative in Ber-
lin, where he received the AFSA Post Rep of the Year award in
2009. He served two tours on the AFSA Governing Board from
2011 to 2015 as a State representative.
Prior to joining the State Department, Mr. Kero-Mentz
spent five years on Capitol Hill covering a wide range of
legislative issues, including foreign affairs. Raised in Vermont,
he earned a B.A. in international affairs with a minor in Ger-
man, and a master’s degree in public administration from the
George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Ken Kero-Mentz decided to run for the State VP position
because he believes strongly in AFSA’s dual mission to defend
the Foreign Service and protect Foreign Service employees.
DAN I EL CROCKER
FCS VICE PRESIDENT
Daniel Crocker is a career member of
the Senior Foreign Service. Prior to his
election to the AFSA Governing Board,
he was the commercial counselor at U.S.
Embassy Madrid, promoting U.S. com-
mercial interests in Spain.
Mr. Crocker was the first director of the Foreign Com-
mercial Service’s newly created Office of Digital Initia-
tives, where he led the successful procurement and global
implementation of Salesforce, a customer relationship
management product, to capture all of Commerce’s trade
engagement. He was also the first executive director for FCS
Western hemisphere operations, where he managed 230
officials in 14 countries. Mr. Crocker has served overseas in
Panama, Mexico, Brazil and the Dominican Republic.
Before joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Crocker worked in
the private sector with Schlumberger, Amsted Rail, Webvan,
HomeWarehouse.com and as an MIT consultant for Hewlett-
Packard. Mr. Crocker is married with two children.
He chose to run for office with AFSA because he “believes
that AFSA is in an unparalleled position to advocate effec-
tively for a strong Foreign Service that includes the promo-
tion and defense of U.S. commercial interests.”
USAID VICE PRESIDENT
After years of increasingly complex and
broad management responsibilities as a
Foreign Service executive officer (EXO)
at overseas USAID Missions, Ann Posner
returned to Washington, D.C., in 2012.