We have seen some changes here at the journals corporate sponsor, and I thought it might be well to let you in on them. But bear in mind, changes or no, the basics will remain the same.
The parent organization of American Diplomacy, American Diplomacy Publishers (ADP), has just made a move to enhance its ability to present to the reading public an authoritative, interesting electronic journal. As a policy information and educational corporation incorporated in North Carolina, ADP has tax-deductible status granted by the U. S. Internal Revenue Service. With American Diplomacy its principal focus, the publishing firm over the past five-plus years has provided to the journal administrative support and, through its distinguished board of directors, overall policy guidance. With the changes just approved by the board, that capacity will, we believe, be enhanced.
Since its establishment in January 1997, ADP has enjoyed considerable stability in its elective officials: Amb. Frank Crigler was ADP president as well as American Diplomacy journal publisher until the end of 2000. At that time, he resigned from active participation in the enterprise. This writer had served as vice president and editor; beginning in late 2000, the responsibilities of acting president were added.
Happily we have now reorganized, as of April 24. The board of directors in quarterly meeting duly convened voted into office unanimously a new presidentAmb. William N. Daleand a new vice presidentAmb. Jeanette W. Hyde, both themselves sitting ADP board members. See below for information on their distinguished careers. Yours truly turned over the ADP reins to ambassadors Dale and Hyde that day, but will continue as editor. Whew!
The other two elected ADP officers (both board members), Secretary J. Edgar Williams and Treasurer R. Bartlett Moon, remain in office, we are all pleased to report. Bart Moon stays on, as well, in the demanding role of publisher, a position he has filled since the beginning of 2001.
The personnel and responsibilities of the journals almost completely volunteer staff remain the same (see "About American Diplomacy" on this Web site for a listing, complete with photos, of staffers). The same can be said of the Editorial Review Panel, members of which have given so much of their time in screening manuscripts submitted to American Diplomacy for publication. This same web page site lists their names.
So, there you have it. And here, for your information, are brief biographic sketches of ADPs two new principal corporate officers:
Ambassador William N. Dale, President
Since retiring in 1976, Amb. Dale has been involved in numerous educational and foreign affairs-related activities. He has published widely in the field, including a number of commentaries in American Diplomacy.
Ambassador Jeanette M. Hyde, Vice President