The American Board of Trustees


Patrons (2022 - 2025)

The Honorable Amy Gutmann, U.S. Ambassador to Germany

The Honorable John Horgan, Canadian Ambassador to Germany

The Honorable Andreas Michaelis, German Ambassador to the United States of America

The Honorable Sabine Sparwasser, German Ambassador to Canada


North American Trustees (2022 - 2025)

Melissa Bell, Publisher of Vox Media and Co-Founder of

Ambassador (Ret) J.D. Bindenagel, Senior Non-Resident Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Rebecca Blumenstein, President - Editorial, NBC News

Marcus W. Brauchli, Co-founder and Managing Partner, North Base Media (Chair)

Elisabeth Bumiller, Assistant Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times

Ambassador (Ret) Richard Burt, Senior Advisor, McLarty and Associates (Chair Emeritus)

Elena Cherney, Chief News Editor, The Wall Street Journal

The Right Honorable Adrienne Clarkson, Former Governor General of Canada

Nikhil Deogun, CEO of the Americas, Brunswick Group

Marc Ehrhardt, President North America, BASF Corporation 

Dr. Frank-Dieter Freiling, Director, International Journalists' Programmes (IJP) (Burns President)

Reto Gregori, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg News

Jacob Heilbrunn, Editor, The National Interest  

Lieutenant General (Ret) Ben Hodges, Senior Advisor, Human Rights First

Barbara Humpton, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens USA

David Kamenetzky, Former Chief Executive Officer, Joh. A. Benckiser and Chairman, JAB Investors

Christian Lange, Chairman, EII Capital Management Inc.

Lars Leitner, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Turner Construction Company

The Honorable Frank E. Loy, Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs (Chair Emeritus)

Sebastian Mackensen, CEO, BMW of North America

Jennifer McGuire, Chief Content Officer, Pink Triangle Press, and Former General Manager and Editor-in-Chief, CBC News 

Sharon Moshavi, President, International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)

Gen. (Ret) David H. Petraeus, Partner, KKR & Chairman, KKR Global Institute

Asahi Pompey, Global Head of Corporate Engagement, Goldman Sachs & Co. and President, Goldman Sachs Foundation

Christiana Riley, Regional Head of North America, Santander (Vice Chair)

Goli Sheikholeslami, Chief Executive Officer, POLITICO Media Group

Calvin Sims, Former EVP, CNN News Standards & Practices, CNN Worldwide

Richard Socher, Founder / CEO,

Robert Steiner, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Director, Dalla Lana Fellowship in Global Journalism

David Walmsley, Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail

Stanford S. Warshawsky, Chairman, Bismarck Capital, LLC (Vice Chair)

Legal Advisor: Phillip C. Zane, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University


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