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Founded in 1993, the Nashville Warburg Chapter is one of the ACG’s oldest chapters. The founding members consisted mainly of those who had organized or sponsored the 1992 ACG Young Leaders Conference – attorneys, judges, business people, and academics, all of whom had an interest in foreign affairs in general or Germany in particular.

The Nashville Chapter partners with several other organizations, including the Committee on Foreign Relations, the German American Chamber of Commerce, Sister Cities of Nashville, the German Department and Max Kade Institute of European Studies at Vanderbilt University, and Tennessee State University.

Since its creation, the Nashville Chapter has engaged the German-American community by hosting several events each year. The Chapter has held discussions with Dr. Thomas A. Schwartz, Professor of History at Vanderbilt University; Martin Klingst, Visiting Senior Fellow at The German Marshall Fund; David Gill, German Consul General in New York; Ambassador John C. Kornblum, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany; Juliane Schäuble, United States Correspondent for Der Tagesspiegel; Dr. Angela Stanzel, Associate at the Asia Division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP).

About the Chapter Director

Paul Gallagher
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Paul Gallagher relocated to Nashville from San Francisco in 2018.   He currently leads technology and operational initiatives for Pinnacle Financial Partners.   He has worked in banking and related financial services throughout his career, including stints at PayPal, First Republic Bank, Silicon Valley Bank, and Wells Fargo.  Paul was introduced to the ACG upon his return to the U.S. from a three year stint in Germany, including a year as a Robert Bosch Fellow and two years at the Boston Consulting Group in Munich.  He was active in the San Francisco chapter for many years.