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Introducing our Newest Staff Member


The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® is pleased to announce its recent hire of Michael Heinen, who joins the Foundation team as its Director of Operations. Within this role, Michael will focus on the day-to-day operations of the Foundation and Museum, membership relations, community outreach as well as event planning.

Michael comes to the German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® after spending 15 years in the financial services industry, having worked for Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan in New York as well as Lloyds Banking Group in Berlin, Germany. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1998 with a degree in Foreign Service and currently lives in Rockville, MD with his wife Caroline and 3-year-old daughter.

The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® and the German-American Heritage Museum of the USA­­­™ aim to highlight the history of our German-speaking immigrants as well as the impact they and the coming generations of German-Americans had in shaping in the USA. Today, Germany is America’s greatest ally and transatlantic relations are growing.

The mission is to discover, preserve, promote, and educate about the impact of German-Americans as well as to highlight the political, cultural, and economic relations between our two countries. The Foundation operates a Museum in downtown Washington, DC. For more information, please visit