Diplomatic Gatekeepers

Photo by Courtesy of IFE

Anyone in the photo clearly wasn't in their office on August 29th when Institute for Education (IFE) celebrated its Third Annual Social Secretaries Lunch honoring the hard work of our diplomatic communities with co-hosts Coach Kathy Kemper (Founder IFE) and Rosemarie Pauli, former Acting Chief of Protocol, with assistance from Kiyomi Buker (Japan), Gwenda de Moore (Belgium) and Elise Ravenscroft (IFE). Ambassador Sean Lawler, The United States Chief of Protocol, was the special guest along side over 50 gatekeepers who braved the hot sun to attend this special lunch “where secretaries get to meet face-to-face in a casual manner, many for the first time, putting together faces with emails and phone calls.” The lunch was held on The Great Lawn at the historic Congressional Country Club where France, Iceland, Ireland, Singapore, Thailand, Spain, Japan and dozens of other countries were represented.