• 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
Richard M. Hunt

Vice Chairman and Treasurer
William R. Harman

Steven E. Sokol

Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary
Karen Furey


Paul Stewart Atkins
Chief Executive
Patomak Partners LLC

Reginald J. Brown

Martin Bussmann
Managing Director
Mannheim LLC

Anthony Casciano
CEO, Global Healthcare Finance and Global Leveraged Finance
Siemens USA

Anne E. Cohen
Of Counsel
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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
President & CEO
Laurel Strategies Inc.

David Geanacopoulos
Senior Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Public Policy
Volkswagen of America, 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
Managing Director (retired)
Morgan Stanley

Richard M. Hunt
University Marshal a.D.
Harvard University

Monu Joseph
Co-Founder and Partner
Emerald Crest Capital

Andre Kelleners
Managing Director – Investment Banking Division
Goldman Sachs

Francis J. Kelly, Jr.
Managing Director and Global Coordinator, Public Affairs
Deutsche Bank AG

Henry A. Kissinger
Kissinger Associates Inc.

Brian K. Klein
Co-Founder and Managing Member
Steelhead Partners LLC

Dr. 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.

Joseph McLaughlin
Senior Counsel
Sidley Austin LLP

Edward S. McFadden
Senior Advisor
Patomak Global Partners

Cassidy Morgan
Global Director, Brand Strategies and Insights

Tammy Snyder Murphy
Murphy Endeavors
First Lady of New Jersey

Courtney Diesel O’Donnell
Head of External Affairs

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

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

Christopher M. Schroeder
Internet Entrepreneur and Investor

Nina Smidt
President, American Friends of Bucerius
Director, International Strategic Planning and Business Development
ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

Wayne T. Smith
Chairman and CEO
BASF Corporation

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
Chairman of the Board
Gravitas Technology

Brent Scowcroft
The Scowcroft Group