Next Stage: Transitioning to the Private Sector
June 13, 2019
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is pleased to announce a “Next Stage” panel discussion on how former
FSOs have parlayed their expertise in dealing with foreign governments
and political and economic analysis to post-FS careers in the private
sector. The panel will take place at AFSA headquarters, 2101 E St NW, at
12:00 noon on Thursday, June 13.
The panelists are:
- Samantha Carl-Yoder
is the Director of Marketing and International Affairs at Tellurian, a
natural gas company. Prior to joining Tellurian, Samantha was a Foreign
Service officer with the U.S. Department of State from 2001-2018. She
served as Chief of Staff for Under Secretary for Political Affairs
Thomas Shannon from 2017-2018; Chief of Staff to the Special Envoy for
International Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein at the Department of State from 2015-2017; Deputy Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in São Paulo, Brazil from 2012-2015. She also worked as Senior Advisor to Deputy Secretaries of State Thomas R. Nides
and Jacob J. Lew, covering the Western Hemisphere, Middle East, and UN
issues from 2010-2012; she served as Advisor to the Secretary of State’s
Chief of Staff on Somalia issues from 2011-2012. From 2009-2010,
Samantha was Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary for Economic and
Business Affairs Jose Fernandez;
- Juan Gonzalez, Associate Vice President at The Cohen Group, a global business consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. Prior
to joining The Cohen Group, Mr. Gonzalez spent 16 years of government
service focused on Latin America and the Caribbean with the Department
of State, the National Security Council, and the Office of the Vice
President. At State Mr. Gonzalez was a Deputy Assistant Secretary for
Western Hemisphere Affairs;
- Stephen M. Liston, Vice President, Global Government Relations, Equifax, Inc, a global information solutions provider, based in Atlanta, Ga. Following
a 25-year career as an FSO, Mr. Liston devises and executes strategies
for external stakeholder relations in eleven countries in Latin America.
He also provides guidance on government relations across Equifax’s
Canadian, Asia-Pacific, and European operations; and
- Andrew Rudman,
Managing Director at Monarch Global Strategies, a boutique strategic
advisory firm focusing on government relations and market entry, based
in Washington D.C. Mr.
Rudman manages Monarch’s healthcare practice and supports clients
across a range of sectors and interests. He previously was Deputy Vice
President at Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, where
he developed and executed policy advocacy strategies. Mr. Rudman began
his professional career at State followed by the Department of Commerce.
panel, which marks the third program in AFSA’s new "Next Stage" series,
is geared to both active-duty and retired AFSA members who are
considering global governmental relations work with an emphasis on
business after they leave the Foreign Service. "Next Stage" programs, in
general, consist of a range of events geared to likely career
options—and the skills you need to take advantage of them—after the Foreign Service.
focus of the panel will be on the practical, with the discussion
focusing on the unique skill set FSOs have to offer to this slice of the
private sector and how to successfully make this transition.Note that space is limited, so please register
early but please also let us know if your plans change so we may open
the event to those on the wait list. So that our far-flung membership
will be able to benefit from the discussion, AFSA will post a video of
the event at afsa.org/video
shortly after the presentation. There also will be time for Q&A.
Stay tuned for an announcement for a future panel focused on post-career
opportunities for Foreign Service specialists.
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