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Exit Interview: Mike Laflin, International Aid Expert 1

Mimi Bernardin

In his retirement from the Education Development Center, Mike Laflin will indulge a love of theater.

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Mimi Bernardin

In his retirement from the Education Development Center, Mike Laflin will indulge a love of theater.

Why he’s leaving: Mike Laflin, 65, has retired as senior vice president at Education Development Center, where he oversaw international-development programs. He had worked for the Waltham, Mass., charity for nearly 20 years. His successor is Larry Lai.

Background: After three years as an English teacher in his native Britain, Mr. Laflin taught in Kenya under a British aid program in 1972. The Kenyan Ministry of Education later transferred him to