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Established in 1995, the Pittsburgh Warburg Chapter brings together the German-American community and other interested individuals for discussions on important transatlantic topics affecting the region. The Chapter hosts a variety of events, including breakfast briefings in small groups of 10-25 people, luncheons that host 50 or more, and occasionally small dinner events. It also works closely with other local organizations including the Economics Club, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, the Honorary Consul for the Federal Republic of Germany, and the German American Chamber of Commerce. The Chapter also works with local colleges and universities throughout the region to reach students and faculty. The Chapter has hosted numerous events on topics such as climate change, sustainability, immigration, technology advancement, and foreign and security policy.

In 2017, the Pittsburgh Chapter held discussions with Metin Hakverdi, Member of the German Bundestag (SPD); Dr. Angela Stanzel, Policy Fellow at the Asia and China Program of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR); Torsten Schimanski, Director of Open Enrollment Training for the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP); Christopher Cermak, Editor at Handelsblatt Global; and Juliane Schäuble, U.S. Correspondent for Der Tagesspiegel.

About the Chapter Director

Rachel Mauer
Vice President
German American Chamber of Commerce

Rachel Mauer is the Co-founder and Vice President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce (AHK Pittsburgh Chapter). Rachel is also the President and Founder of The Mauer Group Consultancy, a firm that provides strategic business development and competitive intelligence for a spectrum of clients, including small and medium-sized businesses, multinational construction companies, local manufacturing powerhouses, Fortune 200 companies, and diversified companies in emerging markets. Rachel is also currently a Senior Advisor and Head of the Market Intelligence team at Legacy HP.

Rachel’s professional history includes managing worldwide sales development for the Systems Division of Bombardier Transportation, a leading global rail company. She has over ten years of experience in cross-cultural studies and international relations, beginning with her international studies during her undergraduate program. She also lived and worked in Austria, before returning to the United States. Rachel participated in the American Council on Germany’s Young Leaders Study Group. She is also active in the local community with the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and is Co-Director of the American Council on Germany’s Pittsburgh Warburg Chapter.

Rachel is a graduate from Cornell University with a degree in International Government. Rachel is fluent in German, including the Austrian (Tirolean) dialect.