Personal & Mission Statement
Since 2012 I have served as Germany’s honorary consul in Cincinnati and am active in various German-American social organizations in the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana region. I am a Managing Director Investments in the SKYLINE Wealth Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. I am inspired by GAHF’s mission to promote German heritage in America and am a fan of the museum. I will help GAHF with financial matters and am specifically looking to help shape the endowment.
I have applied my financial acumen to helping a variety of non-profit organizations over the years. I earned my master’s degree in business administration from INSEAD – Business School for the World in 2001 and my Bachelor of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering from University of Cincinnati in 1996. I spent one year in 1992-93 on non-degree studies at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. As a child, I grew up first outside of Stuttgart, then relocated with my parents to Oslo, Norway, before coming to Ohio with my family for high school and college.
I live in East Walnut Hills, a historical urban neighborhood of Cincinnati. I am married to Dagmar, and we have four children: Victoria, Cecilia, Philip, and Juliana. The children attend or have attended the University of Cincinnati’s Lindner College of Business Honors Plus program, IE University in Spain, the Summit Country Day School, the Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori School, and St. Edmund Campion. We like travel, languages, culinary adventures, and sports.
For the GAHF, I am inspired by its mission to promote German heritage in America and am a fan of the museum. I will generally help in financially-related matters of the GAHF and specifically looking to help shape the endowment.