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Executive Officers for 2019-2020

These dedicated volunteers took office on February 1, 2019 and will serve as AWC leaders through January 31, 2020.

Co-Presidents ~ Cindy Shotliff and Jennifer Sparks
We have enjoyed the opportunity to work for the women of AWC as Co-Presidents this past few months. As the Club continues to grow and change, we look forward to continuing the AWC traditions of welcoming women to Thailand and pursuing the local philanthropic activities that support our new home.

ABOUT CINDY AND JENNIFER: They bring more than 41 combined years of professional work and community volunteer experience to the role of Co-Presidents. Cindy is a speech-language pathologist, and Jennifer is an entrepreneur and business owner. Together they have combined experience volunteering in their respective local and professional communities around the world, including positions with organizations such as Girl Scouts, fire department, churches, universities, PTA and even with our own AWC. Contact Cindy & Jennifer.


1st Vice President ~ Maxine Margolis

Maxine Margolis is a Canadian born, USA citizen, who calls Parkland, Florida home. After receiving an MA in Architecture and an MA in Town Planning from The University of Miami, Maxine pursued her passion in the form of teaching and writing curriculum for The Design and Architecture Senior School.

In 1995 she moved to New York and started her architectural career and her new life with husband, Jerry Margolis, MD of PMI Thailand/Maldives. Together they have lived in 5 states and 4 countries. They have two children, Hayley at George Washington University and Joshua here at NIST.
Maxine has sat on the Boards of The Currituck Club, The Hammocks Homeowners Association, and Art on Wheels. She looks forward to bringing all these life experiences to the table to make AWC a warm and welcoming place. Contact Maxine.

2nd Vice President ~ Hong Lee
I have been living in Bangkok for one year with my husband and two children. We moved here from Texas for my husband’s job and are enjoying our new city tremendously. In my spare time, I watch Asian dramas and listen to music while singing along off-key. I also enjoy spending time with my children at their school and volunteering in their classrooms. AWC has been a great place for me to meet fabulous new friends while living in Bangkok. I look forward to organizing the upcoming Breakfast at the Oscars 2019 as part of the duties of 2nd VP. Contact Hong.


Secretary ~ Cheryl Histand
I am a recently retired senior high-tech business executive with 30 years of global experience. I moved to Bangkok in May 2017 on a Thai retirement visa, following 18 years living and working based in Hong Kong. In my career I had a successful track record setting global corporate strategies, starting up new businesses in many countries, managing large scale global programs, with expertise in business design, product management, complex project leadership, business planning and application of IT to the business. I was most recently employed as Vice President, IDT Telecom Asia Pacific, and was previously employed by AT&T for 20+ years. I lived in my younger days in New Jersey, hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, and a Master’s Degree in Systems Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Always a career girl, I have travelled extensively for both business and pleasure and am happily single with no kids. Contact Cheryl.

Treasurer ~ Donna Seagle
My name is Donna Seagle and I have been the Treasurer for AWC for about three years. I have a Master’s degree in Accounting but more importantly – I love numbers! I have two sons, ages 10 and 16, who attend school at Berkeley International. I’ve been married for 21 years. My husband works in the textile dyes industry. We hope to be in Thailand for a long time to come! I teach mindful meditation and also recently received my yoga teacher’s 200 hour certification. Contact Donna.




Assistant Treasurer ~ Position open


AWC’s Nominating Committee is pleased to announce that the following women were elected by a majority vote in favor by the 38 AWC members who cast their vote using the online ballot:

  • Cindy Shotliff and Jennifer Sparks, Co-Presidents
  • Maxine Margolis, 1st Vice President
  • Hong Lee, 2nd Vice President
  • Cheryl Histand, incumbent for Secretary
  • Donna Seagle, Treasurer

Congratulations and thanks... to these women for volunteering to lead AWC forward next year! Their term of office begins on February 1, 2019. 

Please plan to attend the Officer Installation at the AWC Kick-Off Lunch on January 30, 2019. 

Thank you to everyone who voted!

AWC Nominating Committee 2018, nominate@awcthailand.org
Joette Berkompas, Chair
Laura Bagin
Libby Heath

December 1, 2018

Email Announcing Officer Candidates for 2019-2020, sent November 13, 2018

The Nominating Committee is very pleased to announce and nominate the following candidates for next year’s officer positions. We are grateful to these outstanding women who have consented to serve if elected. We appreciate their willingness to give of themselves and their talents to support the American Women's Club of Thailand from February 1,
2019 through January 31, 2020.

  • Cindy Shotliff and Jennifer Sparks as Co-Presidents
  • Maxine Margolis as 1st Vice President
  • Hong Lee as 2nd Vice President
  • Cheryl Histand as Secretary
  • Donna Seagle as Treasurer
  • No candidate
Unfortunately we have not been able to find a candidate for Assistant Treasurer. Please consider whether YOU might be the person we are waiting for. Here is the role description. Take a look and then let the Nominating Committee know if you might be able to serve. We can add your name to the official ballot if we receive it by 4:00pm, November 20th.


Please show your support by voting when the announcement is made on November 27th.

The Election Process


The election for the 2019-2020 Executive Committee of the AWC will take place online using SurveyMonkey from Tuesday, November 27 though midnight Thai time Friday, November 30, 2018

  • Every AWC member, whether Regular or Associate, is allowed to vote for officers of the Executive Committee.
  • No write-in candidates will be accepted (Bylaw V.D.4.). All names must appear on the official ballot. 
  • Nominees can be added to the ballot before 4:00 pm, Tuesday, November 20, 2018, with prior written approval of said nominee.
  • The Nominating Committee will collect and count all ballots and announce the results of the election by email within 48 hours of the election.


Please contact the Nominating Committee Chair at nominate@awcthailand.org if you have any questions.

Updated November 2018


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