Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet Meets with Eight Former Agency Directors

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).

_former_directors_meeting_group20pose_sm“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.”

Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet speaks with former directors Mark Gearan and Dick Celeste.

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.

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  • Carrie, you are to be commended for bringing the Former Directors to Peace Corps, their Peace Corps. As always, we can learn from the leaders of the past, to make a better tomorrow! You are to be saluted for taking the first step. I am honored to be among your friends.
    Un fuente abrazo con mucho cariño!

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