Chairmen Emeriti

Ambassador Faith Whittlesey

Amb_Whittlesey_WebsiteAmbassador Faith Whittlesey began her work with the American Swiss Foundation in 1989, joining the organization as Chairman and initiating the Foundation’s central program, the annual Young Leaders Conference.  Since 2008, Ambassador Whittlesey has served as Chairman Emeritus of the Foundation, maintaining her dedicated support of the Foundation, its mission, and its programs.

A former U.S. Attorney, two-time Member of the Pennsylvania Legislature and Delaware County (PA) Council Chairman, Ambassador Whittlesey served as U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland from 1981 to 1983, and again from 1985 to 1988. Between her two terms as Ambassador, she served as the Director of the Office Public Liaison and as a member of the White House Senior Staff. She also heads her own consulting company, Maybrook Associates, Inc.

A graduate of Wells College, Ambassador Whittlesey attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and studied at the Hague Academy of International Law.

In 2012, Young Leader Thomas J. Carty published a biography of Ambassador Whittlesey. To learn more, click here.


Steven G. Hoch

shochSteven G. Hoch served as Chairman of the American Swiss Foundation from 2011-2016. He has been a partner of Brown Advisory since it merged with Highmount Capital LLC, which he founded in 2002, with offices in Boston, New York, Amsterdam, and Zürich. Brown Advisory offers investment, wealth management, and strategic governance advice to American and European individuals and foundations and is one of the few U.S.-based wealth management firms with a strong transatlantic presence. Mr. Hoch previously spent over twenty years in a financial services career which included positions with Chemical Bank in New York and Zürich, with Bessemer Trust in New York, and with Pell Rudman (now Atlantic Trust) in Boston.

Mr. Hoch is a Director of Nestlé S.A. and a Trustee of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Mr. Hoch has served on the Board of the American Swiss Foundation since 1989 and was instrumental in initiating the Young Leaders Conference program more than 25 years ago. He also serves on the Advisory Board of swissnex Boston. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in International Relations, Mr. Hoch holds U.S. and Swiss citizenships.