Donald D. Thureau

Donald D. Thureau – 1st Vice President

Personal & Mission Statement

Don was born in Berlin in 1946. He left Germany in 1949 to migrate to Cuba. He maintained his roots in Germany by visiting his grandparents and uncles during many summer months in both Berlin and Munich.

Don started his business career with the DuPont Company where he held various positions in sales, product management and marketing in the domestic market and in Spain as Market Development Manager, and later as Sales & Marketing Manager for Latin America and Asia-Pacific in the Medical and Industrial Imaging businesses. After 26+ years in DuPont, he joined a privately held chemical importing company in Delaware for another 17 years. Don has been married for 51+ years, and he and his wife, a retired Speech & Language Pathologist, have an adopted daughter who is an RN at a nursing home.

Don has had experience with boards as a figure skater and then in his civic association. He is also President of the SCW Foundation which is associated with the skating club. After retiring in 2013, he joined the Delaware Saengerbund and became its Culture Committee Chairman besides taking German language classes to improve his German.

Don joined the GAHF Board of Directors in November 2018 and was appointed 1st VP. He would like to help inform, educate, inspire, lead, and explore our cultural diversity as German-Americans, and to find ways to fund our various projects so that we may continue our museum’s excellence in presenting high quality exhibits and programs through our talented museum staff.

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