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SEPTEMBER 2017

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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

AFSA NEWS

JOSH GLAZEROF F

STATE REPRESENTATIVE

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

STATE REPRESENTATIVE

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

STATE REPRESENTATIVE

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

FCS ALTERNATE

REPRESENTATIVE

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,

New Mexico.

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

FAS ALTERNATE

REPRESENTATIVE

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.