Jason Chiodi (Politics, 1997)
Jason Chiodi is a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service currently in Arabic language training in advance of his assignment as Consul at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in July 2016. Jason’s prior overseas posts with the Department of State have included Trinidad and Tobago, Mali, Luxembourg, and Haiti and in Washington, as the economic officer in the Office of Cuban Affairs. A veteran of the U.S. Navy who continues to serve in the reserves, Jason recently spent three years on the faculty of the U.S. Naval Academy and was deployed in support of the military's humanitarian response to the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Jason worked as a research analyst in the Strategic Assessment Center of SAIC. In addition to his degree in political science from Messiah, Jason earned a master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in National Security Affairs from the U.S. Naval War College.
Rebecca Gambler (Politics, 1999)
Rebecca Gambler was a Fullbright Fellow to Canada from 1999-2000, and she completed her Master’s in Political Science from the University of Toronto. In 2001, she received a Master’s in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Since 2002, Rebecca has worked in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress, investigating how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. She serves as an assistant director in the agency’s Homeland Security and Justice team.
George Noll (Political Science, 1993)
A career member of the Foreign Service, George joined the US Department of State in 1997. He has worked primarily on transatlantic relations throughout his career, with a focus on economic issues and energy policy. He is currently serving as Deputy Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. Other recent assignments include Counselor for Global Affairs at the US Embassy in Berlin, Germany; interim Chargé d Affairs at the US Embassy in Minsk, Belarus; the Transatlantic Diplomacy Fellow at the German Foreign Ministry, Berlin, Germany; Senior Energy Officer at the US Embassy in Moscow, Russia; and Deputy Political/Economic Counselor at the US Embassy in Oslo, Norway. He has also served in Istanbul, Turkey, and in Washington, D.C. on the Russia and Nordic/Baltic desks. In addition to his degree in history and political science from Messiah, George holds a master’s degree in international relations from Boston University. He and his wife have three children.
Jeff Reczek (Politics, 2007)
Jeff Reczek is the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the Washington, DC, office where he advances the CDC’s mission by providing strategic direction to achieve public health goals, while coordinating with public health partners and supporting Members of Congress.
From 2016 to 2021, Jeff served as Professional Staff at the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education where he negotiated funding and conducted oversight of HHS Operating Divisions, including CDC, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid, and the Office of the Secretary. This also included programs funded through the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund. Jeff negotiated annual appropriations and played a key role in numerous supplementals that included coronavirus, providing hundreds of billions in funding for vaccines, public health, and health care providers.
Prior to the Committee, he was a program analyst in the Office of Management and Budget where he developed annual submissions of the President’s Budget for the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the HHS Office of the Secretary. In addition, Jeff focused on oversight and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, including the Health Insurance Exchange and private market insurance reform.
Jeff joined the Federal government as a Presidential Management Fellow, after working in constituent services for the State of Virginia’s Governor’s office supporting then Governor Tim Kaine. Jeff has an M.P.A from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a BA in Political Science from Messiah College. He lives in Alexandria Virginia with his wife and two children.