Personal & Mission Statement
I come from a Volga-German family and have been a member and supporter for years of the German American Heritage Foundation, now at the Council of 1000 level. In addition to promoting GAHF membership among Volga-Germans in Arizona, as a former government employee and diplomat, I wish to help with GAHF outreach to interested groups in academia, business, and even government as well as with other German-American organizations as a source for new members and support.
I was a federal government employee, and spent more than 28 years serving both domestically and abroad at the U.S. embassies in Brussels, Belgium and Bern, Switzerland. After my government service, I worked as the director of security on the Steve Forbes presidential campaign, and later as a contractor to the government with my own small international investigative business in Washington, D.C. Upon retirement, I recently relocated to Arizona.
For years, I have been a member and supporter of the German American Heritage Foundation and am now at the Council of 1000 level. I want to promote GAHF membership and have recently done so at a meeting of Volga-Germans in Arizona with assistance from a GAHF staff member. If not already done, there are several groups in academia, business, and even government which can be contacted through a GAHF outreach program which may be of interest. Organizations similar to GAHF are also a source for membership and support both domestically and internationally. As an advocate for our German-American culture, I would be pleased to serve on the Board of Directors, and am willing to serve on any committee of GAHF as needed.