THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
JOSH GLAZEROF F
Josh Glazeroff has 20 years of experience
in the Foreign Service. He has served over-
seas in Santo Domingo, Durban and New
Delhi. His postings in Washington, D.C,
include Burma desk officer, career devel-
opment officer in the Bureau of Human
Resources, senior watch officer in the Operations Center and
manager of the Office of Fraud Prevention Programs for the
Bureau of Consular Affairs. He currently serves as the chief of
recruitment outreach for the State Department.
Mr. Glazeroff was born in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up in
Newburgh, New York, and earned a bachelor’s degree in biol-
ogy from Harvard College and a master’s degree in teaching
biology from Brown University.
LAWRENCE W. K . CASSEL LE
Lawrence W. K. Casselle joined the State
Department as a Diplomatic Security spe-
cial agent in 2003. Mr. Casselle is currently
serving as deputy director in the Office of
Intelligence Operations & Oversight in the
Bureau of Intelligence & Research.
Mr. Casselle previously served as the Diplomatic Security
branch chief for Overseas Protective Operations, Facilities
Protection Division; in the State Department’s Operations
Center; on the protective detail for Secretary of State Con-
doleezza Rice and in Diplomatic Security’s New York Field
Office. His overseas assignments include United Arab Emir-
ates, Afghanistan and Belize. A native of Las Vegas, Nevada,
he is a 1998 graduate of Hampton University with a bachelor’s
degree in political science.
Mr. Casselle served on the AFSA Governing Board as a
State Representative from 2015 to 2017 and currently serves
on the Foreign Service Journal Editorial Board.
MART I N MCDOWEL L
Martin McDowell joined the Foreign
Service in 1998 and currently serves
as the deputy director in the Office for
Central Europe in the Bureau for European
and Eurasian Affairs. Previous overseas
assignments include Slovakia, El Salvador,
Moldova and Slovenia.
In Washington, Mr. McDowell also worked as a special
assistant to the under secretary for political affairs and as the
desk officer for Norway and Sweden. He received an M.A. in
education from the University of Alabama in 1996 and an M.A.
in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2010.
Born and raised in Alabama, Mr. McDowell and his family now
live in Fairfax, Virginia.
Mr. McDowell ran for theAFSAGoverning Board because“he
wanted to help protect our Foreign Service and help explain what
we do and why it matters to theAmerican people.”
MATTHEW H I LGENDORF
Matthew Hilgendorf is a commercial
officer with the U.S. Commercial Service,
currently assigned to the Inter-American
Development Bank in Washington, D.C.
Prior to his assignment to the IADB, Mr.
Hilgendorf supported Department of Commerce work in the
South Asia region as principal commercial officer in Kolkata, and
inWashington, D.C., as a member of the U.S.-India Strategic and
Commercial Dialogue coordinating team.
A native of New Mexico, he is a graduate of American
University and the United World College of the Adriatic. He
has previously served overseas in Chile and Mexico, and in the
United States as an international trade specialist in Santa Fe,
Mr. Hilgendorf stood for office with AFSA because he
believes that “when you have an opportunity to make a posi-
tive contribution, you must take it—both for your own good
and the good of your organization.”
THOM WR I GHT
ThomWright joined the Foreign Agricul-
tural Service in 2006 and has served in
New Delhi and Jakarta. He is currently the
deputy director of the FAS Office of Public
Affairs. Mr. Wright holds a bachelor’s
degree in French from Evergreen State College and a master’s
degree in agricultural economics from Michigan State Univer-
sity. He grew up in Washington state and enjoys cycling when
he is not spending time with his wife and two children.
Mr. Wright appreciates the chance to serve as AFSA FAS
representative as he believes strong dialogue between man-
agement and officers of all levels is essential for a healthy and
robust Foreign Service.