TFSG, founded in 1994, is a group of 40 people who have spent time outside of America with America's Foreign Service, academia, or business, or as an accompanying family member.
THE FOREIGN SERVICE GROUP
April 2019 Luncheon Meeting
“Observations from a Practitioner”
Entrée: Choice of
Dessert: Classique Cheesecake
RSVP: Please confirm your attendance and menu choices by noon on Tuesday, April 2.
Lunch begins at noon. Members $24, guests accompanied by members $30. No new reservations after 12 noon on Tuesday, April 2. No-shows or cancellations after this date will be billed for their lunch. AFSA and DACOR members are welcome to attend one luncheon per year, except for the December luncheon, at the member price.
Checks made out to TFSG and mailed in advance is our preferred payment method (P.O. Box 50246, Austin, TX 78763-0246). Please include your menu choices, your name, and a phone number or email address so we can confirm your reservation. All reservations are confirmed, so if you do not get a confirmation, please contact us.
TFSG memberships are $30 per person for three years or $12 per person per year. The three-year membership price for those who live more than 50 miles from Austin or are over 90 years of age is $20 for one person and a spouse/partner living at the same address. Memberships make excellent gifts for people who have spent years overseas and their family
About Our Speaker
She is a career Foreign Service officer, having joined the Department in 1990. Prior to coming to Texas, Kavanagh was the Acting Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) of the U.S. Mission to China from January to June 2017. She was also Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs at the United States Embassy in Beijing, China, from 2015 to 2017, responsible for consular operations and policy matters throughout China. Prior to serving in Beijing, Ms. Kavanagh was the Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs in Moscow, Russia, from 2013 to 2016, where she was responsible for U.S. consular policy matters and consular operations throughout Russia. She also was the U.S. government’s senior officer in charge during the Sochi Olympics.
Kavanagh has served in Taiwan, Singapore, Colombia, China, Brazil, and Washington. She speaks Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, and rudimentary Russian, and is the recipient of four Superior Honor Awards, four Meritorious Honor awards, and the 2006 Assistant Secretary’s Award for leadership. She graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University and earned an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago. Her husband is a retired Foreign Service Officer and they have three children.
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