Behind the Scenes at U.S. Embassy Bangkok
AMCHAM is delighted to welcome our members to learn more about the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit at the U.S. Embassy Bangkok. Please join Consul General Scott Cecil and members of his team as they share the range of work that ACS performs on behalf of the U.S. citizens on a daily basis. In addition, we are also pleased to welcome Ans Lee from the Social Security Administration’s Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Manila, which oversees administration of Social Security benefits to the U.S. citizens throughout the Asia Pacific region.
This event will be held in a townhall video conference format. Presentations will be followed by an open Q&A session where members can ask their questions directly to the speakers.
About the Speakers:
Scott Cecil, Consul General and Country Consular Coordinator, U.S. Embassy Bangkok.
Scott arrived in Bangkok in September 2020. His previous overseas tours included serving as Minister-Counselor for Consular Affairs in Berlin, Consular Chief in Monterrey, American Citizens Services (ACS) Chief in London, Deputy Director of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement in Baghdad, ACS Chief in Mexico City, Consular Chief in Matamoros, Political Officer in Berlin, and Consular Officer in Manila. Domestic tours included Deputy Director of Consular Training at the Foreign Service Institute, Field Liaison Officer in Consular Affairs’ Visa Office, and Watch Officer at the Nuclear Risk Reduction Center. Prior to joining the State Department, he worked for two years as a policy analyst in the Bureau of Export Controls in the Department of Commerce. Originally from Shawnee, Oklahoma, Scott received an M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1988, an M.A. in German from the University of Oklahoma in 1986, and a B.A. in Letters from the University of Oklahoma in 1981. He speaks German and Spanish.
Ans Hedwig C. Lee, Social Security Administration, Federal Benefits Unit Manila
Ans Lee began her career with the Social Security Administration’s Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Manila in 2004. Prior to her current position, she was a Claims Representative for 13 years and was part of the team that launched operations and mentored staff in FBU Tokyo.