U.S. Agency for International Development

Randy Chester, Vice President

Welcome to the online home of the AFSA USAID Vice President - and, by extension, all USAID members.

I take seriously AFSA’s roles as the principal advocate for the long-term institutional well-being of the professional career Foreign Service and for safeguarding the interests of AFSA members. AFSA also seeks to increase understanding among the American people about the vital role of the U.S. Foreign Service in sustaining American global leadership.

The Foreign Service Act calls for a distinct framework for modern, constructive, and cooperative relationships between AFSA and USAID. In that spirit, I strive to collaborate with Agency counterparts, including the Office of Human Capital and Talent Management (HCTM), the Chief Diversity Officer’s team, Bureau and Independent Office leadership, and the Front Office to represent USAID’s Foreign Service and to achieve mutually beneficial solutions in the interest of our shared mission.

I am here on your behalf to listen to your opinions, answer your questions, and represent your positions and priorities. Additionally, my FSO colleague, Chris Saenger, serves as the USAID Representative to the AFSA Board. So, please feel free to contact us anytime via email or telephone. You may schedule a visit to the USAID AFSA office at RRB 3.09D, call me at (202) 712-5267 or email me at chester@afsa.org or member@afsa.org if you have questions or comments.

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