Meet the Embassy & Annual General Meeting

Meet the Embassy & Annual General Meeting

Meet the Embassy & Annual General Meeting – Oct 20 

Keynote Speaker: Chargé d'Affaires Michael Heath, U.S. Embassy Bangkok  

Speakers (In order of department):  

Col Eric Lombardini, Director, AFRIMS; Eric Jordan, APEC Coordinator; Scott Cecil, Consul General, Consular Section; Maria Goravanchi, Regional Managing Director, Lower Mekong, DFC-Development Finance Corporation; Mark Snyder, Assistant Regional Director, Drug Enforcement Administration; Edwin Sagurton Jr., Counselor for Economic Affairs, Economic Section; Caroline Marshall, Assistant Legal Attache, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Eric Mullis, Attache, Foreign Agricultural Service; Charles Phillips, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, Foreign Commercial Service; Eric McLoughlin, Regional Attache, Homeland Security Investigations; Gregory Shaw, Director, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; John Waite, Chief of Staff, JUSMAG Thai; Kent Stiegler, Minister Counselor for Management Affairs, Management Section; Mitchell Moss, Counselor for Public Affairs, Public Affairs Office; John Bryan, Director of Management and Operations, Peace Corps; James Tira, Acting Political Counselor, Political Section; Noelle Licari, Regional Security Officer, Regional Security Office;  Dr. Steve Olive, Mission Director for Regional Development Mission Asia, USAID; Cheepchanok Chernkwanma, Senior Intellectual Property Specialist, USPTO -U.S. Patent & Trademark Office; and Sithisakdi Apichatthanapath, Deputy Regional Manager for Asia, USTDA -U.S. Trade & Development Agency. 

Event Highlights 

At this event the heads of key departments and sections of the U.S. Embassy gave AMCHAM members a closer look inside their day-to-day work to promote U.S. relations with Thailand. Chargé d'Affaires, Michael Heath, stated that the U.S., in coordination with the government of Thailand, has committed over two and a half million doses of vaccine for the people of Thailand. He further emphasized on the importance of a U.S.-Thai alliance to promote bilateral trade, regional stability, and post-pandemic recovery.  

At the close of the event, AMCHAM Vice President Tibor Pandi, Country Head. Citi Country Officer Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos, announced the Governors elect for the 2022-23 term which can be found here.  

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