The Foreign Service Journal - October 2017

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | OCTOBER 2017 57 AFSA NEWS AFSAWelcomes Pickering and Rangel Fellows On June 6, a reception for the 2017 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate and Undergraduate Fellows and Charles B. Rangel Fellows was held at AFSA’s head- Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon (second from left), with Thursday Luncheon Group President Stacey Williams (second from right) and three Pickering and Rangel fellows at the reception on June 6. Guests at the Pickering and Rangel Fellows’ reception listen to remarks by Ambassador (ret.) Edward Perkins, president of the Association of Black American Ambassadors. AFSA/ALANSAUNDERS AFSA/ALANSAUNDERS quarters. Hosted by the Thursday Luncheon Group and the Association of Black American Ambassadors, the reception featured remarks by Ambassador (ret.) Thomas R. Pickering and Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.). Under Sec- retary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon and AFSA’s 2016 Lifetime Contributions to Diplomacy Award recipient, Ambassa- dor (ret.) Ruth A. Davis, were also present to welcome the fellows. n Engaging a search firm: Due to the upcoming departure of the executive director, State Vice President Ken Kero-Mentz moved that the Management Committee be tasked with initiating the search for a suitable replacement. The motion was approved. Strategic Priorities: State VP Ken Kero-Mentz moved that the Governing Board adopt a resolution summarizing the 2017-2019 Governing Board strategic priorities, which were determined at a Board retreat on Aug. 14. The motion was approved. See opposite page for the full text of the resolu- tion. Awards Committee: AFSA Secretary Ambassador (ret.) Tom Boyatt moved to appoint State Representative Josh Glazeroff as the chair of the Awards and Plaques Standing Committee. The motion was approved unanimously. Mr. Glazeroff moved to appoint State Representatives Anne Coleman-Honn and TriciaWingerter, FCS Alternate Representative Matthew Hilgendorf and USAID Representa- tive MadelineWilliams to the committee. The motion was approved. Management Committee: State VP Ken Kero-Mentz moved that the Governing Board appoint the constituency vice presidents to be members of the Management Committee. The motion was approved. Constituency Standing Committees: USAIDVice President Ann Posner moved that the elected agency vice president should serve as the chair of the constituency standing com- mittee. The motion was approved. State VP Ken Kero-Mentz moved that the elected and appointed constituency representatives serve as permanent members of their respective committees. The motion was approved. n AFSAGoverning Board Meeting, August 16, 2017