On Thursday, April 11, 2019 we celebrated the retirement of Susan Frost, who served in the Department of State as the Global Community Liaison Office (GCLO) Director since 2013. As the GCLO director, Mrs. Frost worked closely with AAFSW to promote Foreign Service Family interests.
On March 1, 2018, the Global Community Liaison Office celebrated the 40th anniversary since its inception and official opening by Secretary of State and Mrs. Vance. AAFSW, the Research Committee on Spouses, and the AAFSW Forum helped develop the concept and prove the need for a Global Community Liaison Office.
AAFSW wishes to thank Mrs. Frost for her dedication on Foreign Service family issues as well as her husband, Gregory Frost, who retired in 2005, for his mentoring throughout his Foreign Service career.
AAFSW also wishes good luck to the new GCLO director!
Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, PhD