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Executive Officers for 2020-2021

These dedicated volunteers took office on February 1, 2020 and will serve as AWC leaders through January 31, 2021.

President ~ Andrea DiCastro
I arrived in Bangkok with my husband, Michael, January 2019, from New York City. I am a first-time trailing spouse but have lived in Hungary for 5 years in my 20s. This is the first time in 30 plus years that I am not working, not looking for work or plan to be working in the foreseeable near future... so with this Midlife Sabbatical, I take every opportunity to explore as many hobbies and new adventures that I did not have time to for when I was working full-time. 

Prior to moving to Bangkok, I had a long and demanding career in Technology Product Development, including running my own consulting business for the last 7 years. I hope to use my previous skills of management, planning and strategy to pick up where the current Co-Presidents will leave off.  

In my free time, we travel or go off on some adventure in Bangkok. I love picking up a good book, exercising, specifically F45 and Crossfit but trying to get back into yoga, running and golf, and generally am up for any new adventure that comes my way. 

1st Vice President ~ Position Open

2nd Vice President ~ Nikki Khorana
I am Nikki Khorana (Anjali) born and brought up in Mumbai. I got married to a Thai Indian and have been living in Thailand for almost 23 years. I have 2 kids, a daughter who is 20 and son who is 15. I worked for 15 years at my husband's business and now I am a social director in the International Women's Club for 2020. My hobbies are dancing (like Bollywood dance) and I love to learn new things and make new friends.

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.

Treasurer ~ Position Open

Assistant Treasurer ~ Position Open

On January 14, 2020, the AWC Board of Directors elected Nikki Khorana as 2nd Vice President to fill the vacancy in the Executive Committee. Congratulations and welcome aboard to her!

Please see Nikki's statement and photo below. And please join us to install the new 2020-2021 officers at the AWC Kick-Off on Tues, January 28, 2020.

January 15, 2020

The following women were elected by a unanimous vote in favor by the 39 AWC members who cast their vote using the online ballot:

Congratulations and thanks... to these women for volunteering to lead AWC forward next year! Their term of office begins on February 1, 2020. 

Please plan to attend the Officer Installation at the AWC Kick-Off on Tues, January 28, 2020. 

Thank you to everyone who voted!

AWC Nominating Committee 2019, nominate@awcthailand.org
Joette Berkompas, Chair
Libby Heath

November 26, 2019

Email sent to all members on Nov 6, 2019:

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 lead and support the American Women's Club of Thailand from February 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021.

  • Andrea DiCastro as President
  • ?? as 1st Vice President
  • ?? as 2nd Vice President
  • Cheryl Histand, incumbent for Secretary
  • ?? as Treasurer
  • ?? as Assistant Treasurer

Unfortunately, we have not been able to find candidates for the four positions with ?? above. Please consider whether YOU might be one of the special women we are waiting for. If you are open to the possibility of serving AWC as an officer, please let us know as soon as possible. You may email nominate@awcthailand.org or call one of the committee members listed below. One of us will be happy to personally discuss your interest or any concerns you might have. 

We would really like to offer a full slate of candidates on the official ballot, but we need to receive written agreement from each nominee by 4:00pm, November 15th. 

On behalf of AWC, thank you for taking the time to consider our request. 

AWC Nominating Committee 2019, nominate@awcthailand.org

Joette Berkompas, Chair, 081-848-3419
Libby Heath, 083-023-8720

Uploaded November 6, 2019

The Election Process

The election for the 2020-2021 Executive Committee of the AWC will take place online using SurveyMonkey from Friday, November 22 though midnight Thai time Monday, November 25, 2019

  • 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, Friday, November 15, 2019, 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 2019

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