WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 6, 2015 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet met with eight former agency directors at Peace Corps headquarters on Thursday for a day of reconnection and strategic planning.
Former Peace Corps directors in attendance included: Nick Craw (1973-74); Richard Celeste (1979-81); Mark Gearan (1995-99); Secretary Elaine Chao (1991-92); Carol Bellamy (1993-95); Mark Schneider (1999-01); Ronald Tschetter (2006-09); and Aaron Williams (2009-12).
“We want to share with you some of the current priority areas that we believe reflect our institutional commitment to creativity and innovation,” Hessler-Radelet said. “We also want to explore the leadership role the Peace Corps can play domestically and internationally as we move forward in this ever-changing and diverse, interdependent world.”
Former Director Bellamy was appointed by President Clinton and was the first returned Peace Corps volunteer to serve as Director, having completed her Volunteer service in Guatemala from 1963-65.