The Foreign Service Journal, June 2018

and a B.A. from Yale Univer- sity, both in Russian studies. She enjoys baseball and clas- sic movies, and tries never to miss an episode of “Noir Alley” on TCM. Heather can be reached at townsendha@ David Bloom has been hired as our strategic mes- saging and advocacy manager. He will support the advocacy director with congressional engagement and informa- tion management, and will also work on the Journal ’s advertising sales program and refresh AFSA’s member discount program. As AFSA has become the go-to source for authoritative material on the Foreign Service, we need effective management of content across the organi- zation—a requirement David will fill. David comes to AFSA most recently from his role as director of research and policy analysis at the Moroc- can American Center for Policy. He is an experienced writer and researcher who has worked with Congress in both an advocacy role and in congressional campaigns. David has a bachelor’s degree from the Miami University of Ohio and a master’s degree from the American University of Paris and the Sorbonne. David and his wife opened a restaurant and wine bar in D.C. in 2016, where he helps out in his spare time. David can be reached at Linnea Gavrilis joins the AFSA team as chief of strategic initia- tives. Prior to joining AFSA, she was a managing director at Deloitte and Touche LLP, where she was a leader in the Strategic Risk and Human Capital Practices division. Linnea is responsible for developing, communicating, executing and sustaining AFSA strategic initiatives, ensuring that all activities performed by the AFSA team are in concert with the approved AFSA strategy and supported by agreed-upon budget priorities. Linnea has led multiple teams that have assessed, designed and supported U.S. government strategies in high-threat environments, in particular. Linnea has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree from Columbia Uni- versity. She spends her spare time coaching Girls on the Run and as a Girl Scout troop leader. She can be reached at . n THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | JUNE 2018 53 AFSA NEWS