American Swiss Foundation

Class of 2018



In 2018, the Young Leaders Conference, sponsored by Artemis Group (Franke) and Swiss International Air Lines, was held in Lucerne. This was the second conference based on Lake Lucerne, with the first being the class of 2003.

Follow this link to see all members of the class of 2018

The class of 2018 included Alison Williams, chief of staff for Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson;  Roman Studer, head of Swiss governmental affairs for UBS and secretary of ASF’s Swiss Advisory Council; Judge Mary Wagner, appointed as Circuit Court Judge for the 30th Judicial District by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam; Adam Hitchcock, co-founder and managing partner at Sovereign Infrastructure Group; Dr. Marco Hutter, assistant professor for robotic systems at ETH Zürich; Dianne McKeever, chief investment officer at Ides Capital; Guy Benson, contributor to Fox News, political editor at, and talk radio host; Maxeme Tuchman, CEO and co-founder of Caribu, an interactive video-calling platform; Henry Bodmer, managing partner at Abegg & Co; Markus Fischer, head of corporate and business development at Betterment; Tobias Häckermann, co-founder and CEO at SHERPANY; Dan Rasmussen, partner at Verdad Advisors; and Matthew Crommett, director at LH Capital, Inc.


The class also included Manuel Meier, head of ground operations continental for Lufthansa Group; Terri Burns, principal at Google Ventures; Jason Emert, managing director at The Emert Group; and The Honorable Aaron Bernstine, representative in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 10th District; Sean Memon, chief of staff at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Oliver Darcy, senior media reporter at CNN; Timothy Doescher, associate director of coalition relations at The Heritage Foundation; Nike Moehle, vice president of communications at Sonova Group; Manny Lamarre, senior program associate at WestEd; Angelo Candreia, partner at BCG; and Pascal Prinz, director for Canada and trade manager for the central U.S. at Switzerland Tourism.


Follow news from the class of 2018 on Twitter here, and the YouTube channels of all alumni here.

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