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2024 American-German Young Leaders Conference

The 2024 American-German Young Leaders Conference will take place in July, where 50 participants from the US and Germany will meet in Berlin to discuss contemporary bilateral and global issues. This conference will also serve to deepen mutual understanding among the next generation of transatlanticists in both Germany and the United States.

The participants at our 2024 conference are listed below:

Florian Amberg
Group Head of Public Relations & Communications Intelligence
Allianz SE
Munich

Samuel Bertram
CEO & Co-founder
OnePointOne, Inc
Scottsdale, AZ

Alexander Bialdyga
Future Fuel Manager DACH
Shell Deutschland GmbH
Hamburg

Jakob Blankenberg
Member of the German Parliament (SPD)
Berlin

David Blanton
Major, Brigade Executive Officer
U.S. Army
Fort Cavazos, TX

Dalton Boettcher
Financial Director
Allianz Life Insurance of North America
Golden Valley, MN

Alexandra Chinchilla
Assistant Professor of International Affairs
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

Justin Chock
Senior Instructor in Political Science
U.S. Naval Academy
Washington, DC

Zach Duckworth
Senate Minority Leader
Minnesota State Senate
Lakeville, MN

Maggie Gandhi
Associate Director, U.S. Medical Affairs, Upper Respiratory and Rx-to-OTC Switch
Bayer
Bridgewater, NJ

Tyler Godoff
General Partner
Emerging Founder
West Palm Beach, FL

Art Gordon
Director of Community Engagement
Office of Governor Maura T. Healey
Boston, MA

Ellen Harte
Director
FGS Global
Berlin

Yorck Hesselbarth
Head of Global Infrastructure and Strategic Partnerships
NyonicAI
Berlin

Isabelle Howes
Manager of International Government Affairs
Ford Motor Company
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Mujtaba Ali Isani
DAAD Long-Term Professor of Political Science
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Berlin

Tobias Jaeger
Chief of Staff
Monarch
Berlin

Larissa Karthaus
Policy Advisor
Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz
Berlin

Stefan Katz
Political Analyst, External Affairs – International Operations
Mercedes-Benz Group AG
Stuttgart

Nils Lange
Head of Speeches and Communication and Spokesperson to the Press
Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland
Berlin

Kaozouapa Elizabeth Lee
Representative
Minnesota House of Representatives
Saint Paul, MN

Theodore Leonhardt
Associate
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
New York, NY

Zoe Liu
Maurice R. Greenberg Fellow for China Studies
Council on Foreign Relations
New York, NY

Anton Maurer
Sales Director
Infineon Technologies AG
Munich

Marieke Merkle
Associated Partner
Noerr
Munich

William McCurdy II
Clark County Commissioner, District D – Vice Chairman
Board of County Commissioners, Clark County, Nevada
North Las Vegas, NV

Elena Moschner
Principal Project Manager (Managing Director), Wealth Management and Private Banking
Commerzbank AG
Munich

Ibrahim Naber
Chief Reporter
DIE WELT
Berlin

Molly Newell
International Trade Counsel
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
Washington, DC

Michael Oberdorfer
Office of the Chairman of the Board of Management (Chief of staff), Vice President
Robert Bosch GmbH
Gerlingen

Sarah Osterhammel
Head of State Affairs, Germany
Bayer AG
Frechen

Paula Piechotta
Member of the German Parliament (Greens)
Berlin

Jannis Poestges
Senior Sales Partner
Netflix
Berlin

Jeanette Quick
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Financial Institutions Policy
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Washington, DC

Ilka Rasch
Personal Assistant and Consultant to the Management
Business Metropole Ruhr
Gelsenkirchen

Julian Rosenkranz
Director, Vaccines Pipeline
Pfizer Pharma GmbH
Berlin

Keome Rowe
Foreign Service Officer
U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC

Bethan Saunders
Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy
Washington, DC

Sophie Schäffer
Chief of Staff & Policy Advisor for Defense Policy, MdB Niklas Wagener
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Berlin

Julia Schellhaas
Senior Advisor, Supply Chains
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) – Berlin/Vienna
Vienna

Nike Schneider
EU Coordinator
Parliamentary Group of Free Democrats in the German Bundestag
Berlin

Alexandra Schindele
M&A Finance, Long Term Target Setting (Finance)
BMW
Munich

Conor Sheehey
Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
Washington, DC

Isaac Stanley-Becker
Staff Writer
The Washington Post
Washington, DC

Christopher Towner
Policy Director
Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Washington, DC

Brigid Ueland
Manager, Federal Government Relations
American Financial Services Association (AFSA)
Washington, DC

Thomas Ulbrich
Director
German Federal Chancellery
Berlin

Melissa Weathers
Vice President, Equity Research
Deutsche Bank AG
New York, NY

Carolin Wefer
Desk Officer, USA
German Federal Foreign Office
Berlin

Felicitas Weileder
Senior Personal Advisor and Desk Officer to Chief of Division I, Directorate-General Joint Force Readiness and Support
German Federal Ministry of Defense
Berlin

Antonia Werther
Global Communications Director
Coty Inc.
Bremen