The sixth Young Leaders Conference, sponsored by Ciba-Geigy, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, and Swissair, was held for a second time in Thun at the distinguished Hotel Seepark. This conference was especially notable, as the current U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland, Edward T. McMullen, Jr., was selected to participate in 1995. He is the first U.S. Young Leader to be appointed Ambassador to Switzerland.
The class of 1995 also included Jonathan Adler, professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law; banking scion Gaétan B. Bordier, of Bordier & Cie; Sharon Weston Broome, mayor-president of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; His Excellency Urs Bucher, Swiss Ambassador to the European Union; director of the Cantonal Fine Arts Museum of Lausanne, Bernhard Fibicher; Susan B. Hirschmann, chairman of the board and CEO of Williams & Jensen, one of the nation’s top lobbying firms; Clark Hunt, part-owner, chairman, and CEO of the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs and a founding investor-owner in Major League Soccer; John W. Marriott III, CEO and president of JWM Family Enterprises; Don Wesley, the 49th mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska, and one of the state’s longest-serving state senators; and Alois Zwinggi, managing director of the World Economic Forum and head of the WEF’s Center for Cybersecurity.
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