The Foreign Service Journal, September 2017

70 SEPTEMBER 2017 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL AFSA NEWS Colombia (1980-1983). 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 seven grandchildren. 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.” AMBASSADOR EARL ANTHONY (TONY) WAYNE TREASURER 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, 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.” ANN POSNER 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.