Most of you probably don’t know that there’s a position within the U.S. State Department called the Office of Geography and Global Issues (GGI). It used to just be the department of Geography, but was changed in the 80s. The head of that office is informally known as the Geographer of the United States. Talk about a geographer’s dream job (except that you’d have to live in the DC area).
Until recently that position was taken up by Bill Wood, who passed away recently. I’m not sure who mans it now. The web site is not responding, so I can’t find out.