• 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 - ACG Chairman Robert M. Kimmitt

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Board of Directors


Vice Chairman and Treasurer
William R. Harman

Steven E. Sokol

Vice President and Director of Programs
Helena Kane Finn

Vice Chairman
Richard M. Hunt

Honorary Vice Chairman
Paul A. Volcker

Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary
Karen Furey

Dale L. Ponikvar


Arthur Yorke Allen
Douglas Winthrop
Advisors LLC

Paul Stewart Atkins
Chief Executive
Patomak Partners LLC

Alex M. Azar II
Chairman and Founder
Seraphim Strategies, LLC.

Marc Bitzer
President and COO
Whirlpool Corporation

Martin Bussmann
Managing Director
Mannheim LLC

James W. Cicconi
Senior EVP – External & Legislative Affairs (retired)

Anne E. Cohen
Of Counsel
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Lee Cullum
Host, “CEO”
North Texas Media

David W. Detjen
Senior Counsel
Alston & Bird LLP

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

Alan H. Fleischmann
President & CEO
Laurel Strategies Inc.

Andrew Gundlach
First Eagle Holdings, Inc.

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg
Chairman and Founder
Spitzberg Partners

William R. Harman
Managing Director (retired)
Morgan Stanley

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

Laura Cox Kaplan
Former Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy Leader

Andre Kelleners
Managing Director – Investment Banking Division
Goldman Sachs

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

Robert M. Kimmitt
Chairman, American Council on Germany
Senior International Counsel,
WilmerHale LLP

Henry A. Kissinger
Kissinger Associates Inc.

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

Klaus Kleinfeld
Chairman and CEO
Arconic Inc.

Marne Levine
Chief Operating Officer

Edward S. McFadden
Secretary of Communications
Archdiocese of Washington

Joseph McLaughlin
Senior Counsel
Sidley Austin LLP

Tammy Snyder Murphy
Murphy Endeavors

Courtney Diesel O’Donnell
Head of External Affairs

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

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

Eric Spiegel
President and CEO (retired)
Siemens Corporation

Stanford S. Warshawsky
Bismarck Capital, LLC 


John J. McCloy II
Chairman of the Board
Gravitas Technology

Brent Scowcroft
The Scowcroft Group