This edition of Making the Case features Ambassador Heather Hodges. Heather Hodges is President and Ambassador in Residence of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. She is a Westlake native and graduate of Magnificat High School, she has come home after a career in the foreign service to run one of America’s oldest and most respected councils on world affairs. Ambassador Hodges was the US Ambassador to Ecuador from August 2008 to April 2011. In April 2011, the Government of Ecuador declared her “persona non grata” and expelled her in reaction to the publication of confidential State Department cables by WikiLeaks.