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New PDAA Officers and Directors Announced

Janice Brambilla (in white jacket) will become PDAA President on June 1, 2019. She has a long career throughout the Public Diplomacy community, including positions with the Voice of America, International Broadcasting Bureau, Broadcasting Board of Governors, United States Information Agency, and Department of State. (Photo: Alan Kotok)

Janice Brambilla will be PDAA’s new President effective June 1. She succeeds Ambassador Cynthia Efird, who has held the office for the past three years.

Joel Fischman will be the new Vice President, succeeding Tania Chomiak-Salvi.

Other new members of the Board of Directors include Judy Baroody, who will chair the Awards Committee; Joan Mower, who will chair the Program Committee; Domenick DiPasquale, who will serve on the Awards Committee; and Jarek Anders, who will serve on the Program Committee. Pat Kushlis will join the Board and serve as head of National Outreach; she is based in New Mexico.

Continuing directors include Cynthia Efird (President Emerita), Bill Wanlund (Board Secretary), Mary Jeffers (Board Treasurer), Michael Korff (Communications Committee coordinator and PDAA Editor), Claude Porsella (Member News Editor), Tom Miller (Deputy Chair of the Awards Committee), and Greta Morris (President Emerita and Deputy Chair of the Program Committee).

Jan Brambilla (Alan Kotok)

Jan Brambilla served for over 25 years in senior executive positions in Foreign Service and Civil Service Human Resources Management, Organizational Analysis/Strategic Planning, Executive Performance and Compensation, Policy/Program Development and Implementation, and Budget/Financial Management. Her work took her to assignments throughout the Public Diplomacy community, including positions with the Voice of America, International Broadcasting Bureau, Broadcasting Board of Governors, United States Information Agency, and Department of State.

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2 comments to New PDAA Officers and Directors Announced

  • Ken Moskowitz

    Congratulations to the new officers and thank you for your service.

  • Bruce Byers

    Congratulations Jan and also to the other new PDAA officers. Jan worked very hard to promote the mission of USIA as well as that of VOA. When the regrettable decision came to dissolve USIA and fold its mission and its resources into the State Department on October 1, 1999, Jan had already been at work trying to create bridges between USIA officers and offices and those at State. State had little inkling of the mission and effectiveness of USIA and its many outreach programs. Jan helped explain them. It is great that she has agreed to take on the responsibilities of PDAA president and to carry on the PDAA mission of informing its members and others about the importance of public diplomacy as a tool of American statecraft, especially at this time.