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posted on February 13, 2011
Mary Williamson Class of 1974 firstname.lastname@example.org
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was written by Corresponding Secretary, Suzanne Bakey Fricke (Class of 1972) and was the front-page article posted on our web site, 13 February 2011. Mary was unanimously voted President at the 30 January 2011 Board meeting.)
Please help us welcome Mary Williamson, Class of 1974, as the new President of the AIS/AES Alumni Association. Mary officially joined our Board in 2005.
Born in Hong Kong and adopted at age 3 to State Department parents, Mary has two older sisters who did not attend AIS/AES and a younger sister, Ellen, (’76) who did attend our school. She and her sisters were raised in Indonesia, Iran and India (both Calcutta and New Delhi). At AIS New Delhi, Mary was active with cheerleading, basketball, swimming, horseback riding and the yearbook club.
Mary has three beautiful children (now young adults) and is married to David Williamson, the Command Chief Master Sergeant for U.S. Air Forces in Europe. Mary and Dave recently moved from Hawaii to Germany, where Mary is very active with supporting our military families in Europe. As Dave’s wife, she represents the military spouses and families, helping to make sure their needs are being met. She leads a number of various organizations and activities for our military families and is constantly on the go!
In addition to being the AIS/AES 2010 Reunion Manager, Mary has made a number of significant contributions to the AIS/AES alumni community. Most noteworthy were her campaign in 2007 to initiate the Class Secretaries Program and the online class rosters. Thanks to these efforts, we have been able to better reach out to our AIS/AES friends and to stay more up-to-date with address changes and life events. Mary also was very active in locating a number of “lost alumni.”
When we told Mary we were going to publish a welcome message to her on our website, she asked that we extend her thanks to all the amazing class secretaries who have worked hard to push our communications to the alumni community. “The class secretaries are an important part of our leadership team. Without their help, we wouldn’t have had the success at our all-classes-invited reunion that we did.” She also wishes to again thank everyone who helped make the 2010 Reunion a success “It was really wonderful how our alumni came from all directions to pitch in for the reunion. It just goes to show what we can do when we pull together as a team."
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