Thorne “Edward” Pierce

Edward has been a member of AAFSW since he joined State in 2006, and became the Information Management Resources (IRM) committee chair in 2023. He is directing the migration of communications to the powerful Google Workspace collaborative platform and establishing an Association Management Systems (AMS) to streamline membership, content, and event management.

Edward is a Diplomatic Security Engineering Officer currently serving in Montevideo as the Chief of the Engineering Security Center (ESC) responsible for technical security across South America.  Since joining State in 2006, he has served in Dakar, Mexico City, Islamabad, Budapest, Beijing, Baghdad, and as a Career Development Officer (CDO).  Formerly in the private sector, he lived 15 years in France developing management strategies for U.S. companies expanding into European markets.  A native of Arizona, he holds an MBA in International Business from Thunderbird, a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and a BA in Spanish from the University of Arizona.