Laura Sheehan currently serves on contract to the U.S. Department of State’s Global Community Liaison Office as the Regional Global Employment Advisor in Hanoi. She has a portfolio that consists of more than a dozen posts in ten countries in East Asia Pacific with a collective client pool of nearly 900 Eligible Family Members. A 15-year Foreign Service spouse veteran serving in six overseas posts, she has worked inside and outside the mission, started her own business, volunteered, and started a family. Laura consults with family members, coaches clients on writing resumes and building interview skills, helps people launch their own businesses and has written a series of employment articles—to name… Read MoreContinue Reading
AAFSW Names Judy Ikels as This year’s Champion of Career Enhancement for Eligible Family Members
“EFM employment is more than a ‘benefit’ for family members”: Judy Ikels Named AAFSW’s 2017 Champions of Career Enhancement for Eligible Family Members Award Winner For her outstanding contributions, service, and dedication to Foreign Service family member employment, AAFSW has chosen Judy Ikels as this year’s Champion of Career Enhancement for Eligible Family Members. Over the course of her 27 years as a Department employee, Judy Ikels’ commitment to support family member employment has significantly impacted the evolution of employment opportunities and career development for Foreign Service family members. She has served as a Community Liaison Office Coordinator, a trainer at the Overseas Briefing Center, the Deputy Director of… Read MoreContinue Reading
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