The Los Angeles Warburg Chapter was launched in April 2016. Since then, the LA Warburg Chapter has help numerous high-level discussions. Recent speakers include Peter Beyer, Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation at the German Federal Foreign Office and Member of the German Bundestag (CDU); Sigmar Gabriel, Former Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister and Chairman of Atlantik-Brücke; Ambassador John B. Emerson, Chairman of the ACG and former U.S. Ambassador to Germany; Dr. Cornelius Adebahr, Political Analyst and Nonresident Fellow at Carnegie Europe; Tobias David, Chief of Staff to the Lord Mayor of Leipzig; Anja Goerz, journalist, radio host, and author; Max Grünig, President of the Ecologic Institute U.S.; Dr. Eckart Woertz, Senior Research Fellow at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) and Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Chair, Sciences Po in Paris; Souad Mekhennet, Author and Journalist; and Dr. Sebastian Voigt, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Contemporary History Munich—Berlin.
About the Chapter Director
Director of Membership
Johannes Masserer’s lifelong passion is connecting people in meaningful ways that create value. As Director of Membership at Jonathan Club, a private social club with a rich and progressive history, he is tasked with connecting the dots into the future. For over a century, Jonathan Club has long reflected the warm and inviting character of southern California, making it an exceptional place for its diverse members.
Previously, Johannes worked at United Way of Greater Los Angeles, where he helped manage and grow the Tocqueville Society – LA’s foremost group of philanthropists. Before that he directed community relations and business development at Patina Restaurant Group, where he was involved in many of Southern California’s premier events – including five years of overseeing the Primetime EMMYS Governors Ball. He began his career at three Ritz-Carlton Hotels, starting out in New Orleans and moving to California after Hurricane Katrina.
Johannes has continuously been invested in community, cultural and civic organizations. He serves as co-director of the Los Angeles Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany. He is also the transatlantic liaison and founding board member of United Way Germany. He has previously served on the boards of American Red Cross, Los Angeles Region, Pasadena Museum of History and Rotary Club of Los Angeles (LA5), where he remains an active member and chair of the Berlin Committee.
Johannes holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame (Mendoza), where he competed on the varsity fencing team that won the NCAA National Championship twice, and from Claremont Graduate University (Drucker).
Johannes is married to his college sweetheart Amy who teaches at High Point Academy in Pasadena. Together with their sons Matthias and Andreas they reside in the Altadena neighborhood of Greater Los Angeles.