Welcome to our Club Meeting - Rotary today; Wednesday, April 17 at 7pm in Room 123.
All interested and potential members are invited. Also in attendance will be other Rotarians from the area.
Speaker : Joe James, Economic Officer, U.S Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development/U.S State Department.
Mr. James will talk to us about the Hometown Diplomats Program, career in the Foreign Service, his experiences abroad and the work of the U.S Department of State.
Joe James is a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S Department of State. In his most recent assignment, he served as an Economic Officer at the U.S Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France. While at USOECD, Joe served as the Trade and Agriculture Advisor for the Mission. He promoted U.S interests ranging from promoting global trade to boost employment to maintaining agricultural standards within OECD member countries. In his next assignment, he will serve as a consular officer and then science and technology officer at the U.S Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he spent six years working in the credit union industry performing market research and economic analysis. He was named one of the top 30 credit union leaders under the age of 30 by Filene Research Institute. Joe received a B.A in Economics from Cornell University and pursued graduate study in business from Georgetown University. He is originally from Saint Marys, Pennsylvania. In his free time, Joe enjoys running marathons and was the coordinator for the U.S Embassy Paris soccer team, the Screaming Eagles.
Attire : Business or casual attire is fine
Special Instructions: [Please bring a form of I.D when entering the building as Wilson Building is a government building. Picture I.D can be your driver's license or US or foreign passport].
We will meet at the Wilson Building (Offices of the DC Mayor & DC City Council) in Room 123, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. We are about 2 blocks from the White House. Please use D Street, NW entrance which is around the building.
Wilson Building is accessible via metrorail which is the Federal Triangle Station (Orange Line) or Metro Center Station (Red, Orange and/or Blue Lines).
For further information, please contact Navin at [masked] or Steve at [masked]