• As the Cold War came to an end, globalization was often discussed and debated in theoretical terms. Today, it is an established fact, and we need to explore how the German-American relationship should adapt to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities presented by the globalization of free market and democratic principles. - Chairman Emeritus Robert M. Kimmitt

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Board of Directors


John B. Emerson

Chairman Emeritus
Robert M. Kimmitt

Vice Chairman
Paul Stewart Atkins

Vice Chairman and Treasurer
William R. Harman

Steven E. Sokol

Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary
Karen Furey


Paul Stewart Atkins
Chief Executive
Patomak Global Partners LLC

Reginald J. Brown
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Anthony Casciano
President & CEO
Siemens Financial Services, Inc.

Anne E. Cohen
Of Counsel
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Anthony J.R. Cook
Vice President
Bernstein Global Wealth Management

David W. Detjen
Senior Counsel
Alston & Bird LLP

Frances Devlin
Regional Director, Global Policy & International Public Affairs
Pfizer Inc

John B. Emerson
Vice Chairman
Capital Group International

Richard W. Fisher
Former President and CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Alan H. Fleischmann
Founder, Chairman, & CEO
Laurel Strategies Inc.

Andrew Gundlach
President & Co-CEO
Bleichroeder LP

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg
Chairman and Founder, Spitzberg Partners
Distinguished Statesman, Center for Strategic and International Studies

William R. Harman
Senior Advisor/Special Limited Partner
Venture Capital Fund of America

Michael Heinz
Chairman and CEO
BASF Corporation in North America

Monu Joseph
GrayArch Partners

Andre Kelleners
Managing Director – Investment Banking Division
Goldman Sachs

Henry A. Kissinger
Kissinger Associates Inc.

Brian K. Klein
Founding Partner
WPR Development Company

Michael Kolz
Executive Director and Head of External & Regulatory Affairs for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH)

Charles Kupchan
Senior Fellow
Council on Foreign Relations

John Lipsky
Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs and Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

Alan S. MacDonald
Chief Client Officer
Citigroup Inc.

Franklin W. Maddux, MD, FACP
Global Chief Medical Officer
Member of the Management Board
Fresenius Medical Care

Joseph McLaughlin
Partner (retired)
Sidley Austin LLP

Edward S. McFadden
Senior Advisor and Director of Strategic Communications
Patomak Global Partners

Cassidy Morgan
Global Director, Brand Strategies and Insights

Tammy Snyder Murphy
Murphy Endeavors
First Lady of New Jersey

Dale L. Ponikvar
Partner (retired)
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley
& McCloy LLP

Elke Rehbock

Markus Reinisch
Vice President for Public Policy in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

Christiana Riley
Member of the Management Board, Deutsche Bank AG
CEO, Deutsche Bank USA Corp.

Christopher M. Schroeder
Internet Entrepreneur and Investor

Anna Schneider
Senior Vice President, Industry-Government Relations
Volkswagen Group of America

Steven E. Sokol
American Council on Germany

Julie Linn Teigland
EY EMEIA Area Managing Partner and EY Global Leader – Women
Ernst & Young

Stanford S. Warshawsky
Bismarck Capital, LLC 

Ludwig Willisch
Head of the Americas Region (retired)
BMW Group


John J. McCloy II