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Robin Cammarota

Robin Cammarota
Program Director and Digital Strategist

Robin Cammarota is the Program Director and Digital Strategist for the ACG. She manages the ACG’s Fellowships, Leadership Missions, and Study Tours and serves as the lead organizer for all programs related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility for the Council…  Read full bio.


Emily Downs
Program Assistant

Emily Downs has been the Program Assistant at the ACG since August 2019. Her current duties include assisting with the individual membership program, with fundraising initiatives, and with New York City & D.C. programs & events…Read full bio.


Rob Fenstermacher
Chief Content Officer

Robert (Rob) Fenstermacher joined the American Council on Germany in January 2018. In his role as Chief Content Officer, he helps direct the operations of the ACG’s programmatic activities on transatlantic political, economic, environmental and other social issues… Read full bio.


Karen Furey
Executive Vice President

Karen Furey, as Executive Vice President, administers the ACG’s American-German Young Leaders program, coordinates Council discussion programs in New York, and oversees day-to-day operations at the Council. She has been with the Council since 1979…Read full bio.

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Emma McDonnell
Program Coordinator

As Program Coordinator, Emma McDonnell assists with managing programs both in the United States and Germany, planning policy discussions, conferences, and study tours, as well as conducting research online and contributing to social media efforts. Read full bio.

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Steven E. Sokol
President and CEO


Steven E. Sokol became President and CEO of the American Council on Germany on May 1, 2015. He served as President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh from July 2010 until April 2015. Prior to that, he was the Vice President and Director of Programs at the American Council on Germany for nearly eight years… Read full bio.


Michele Ruehs Steinbuch
Vice President

Michele Ruehs Steinbuch has been with the American Council on Germany since May 1999. Her current duties include writing and editing publications, coordinating the corporate membership program,…Read full bio.