Leader Spotlights

Leader Spotlights showcase the distinguished alumni of the Young Leaders Conference, Members of the Board and Swiss Advisory Council of the Foundation, and other notable leaders in American-Swiss relations. The series provides insights into the qualities of these outstanding individuals and highlights the accomplishments of those who help maintain strong relations between the two "sister republics".

Spotlight Archive

Eli Winkler
Senior Vice President of Growth and Development, Cooper University Hospital
11/21/2013

Marty Saggese
Executive Director
Society for Neuroscience
11/15/2013

Senator Tim Rave
Republican Majority Leader
South Dakota State Senate
11/08/2013

Andres Pfister
Lecturer "Leadership" and Consultant, Institute for Applied Psychology, University of Applied Science Zürich
11/01/2013

Binta Brown
Senior Fellow at Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School of Government
10/25/2013

Jim Harper
Director of Information Policy Studies
Cato Institute
10/18/2013

Béatrice Fischer
Head of Marketing and Stakeholder Management
for Private Banking and Wealth Management
Credit Suisse AG
10/11/2013

Tyson Slocum
Director
Public Citizen's Energy Program
10/04/2013

Erin McPike
Washington Correspondent
CNN
09/27/2013

Dr. Douglas Sears
Vice President and Chief of Staff, Office of the President
Boston University
09/20/2013

Kent Anker
Partner
Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP
09/13/2013

Hon. Vincent Sheheen
South Carolina State Senate
09/06/2013

William McQuillen
Vice President for Public Affairs, JDA Frontline
08/23/2013

Joseph K. Hurd III
President, Young Leaders Alumni Council
08/16/2013

Dr. René Buholzer
Managing Director, Global Head of Public Policy, Credit Suisse
08/09/13

Robert Agresta
Founder and President, Agresta Acquisitions
08/02/2013

Dr. Felix Moesner
Director, swissnex Boston;
Consul of Switzerland
07/26/2013

Nicole Neily
Vice President, Dezenhall Resources
07/19/2013

Markus Binkert
Chief Commercial Officer, Member of the Management Board of Swiss International Air Lines
07/12/2013

Tavis Smiley
President and CEO, The Smiley Group Inc.
07/05/13

Stephanie Genkin
Segment Producer, CNN
06/28/13

Arthur Honegger
Washington Bureau Chief, Swiss Broadcasting SRF
06/21/13

Keli Goff
Special Correspondent, The Root
06/14/13

Matt Welch
Editor-in-Chief, Reason Magazine
06/07/13

Adam Andrzejewski
Founder, For the Good of Illinois
05/31/13

Walter Füllemann
Permanent Observer to the UN
International Committee of the Red Cross
05/24/13

Bay Fang
Principal, Podesta Group
05/17/13

Martin Naville
CEO, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce
05/10/13

Ambassador Manuel Sager
Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States
05/03/13

Dr. Dagmar Maria Kamber Borens
Regional Chief Financial Officer Asia-Pacific, UBS
04/26/13

Tony Svanacini
Chief Executive Officer, AmericanEagle.com
04/19/13

Kimberly Reed
Executive Director, International Food Information Council Foundation
04/12/13

Professor Ralph Müller
Professor and Director of the Institute for Biomechanics, ETH Zürich
04/05/13

Ambassador François Barras
Consul General of Switzerland, New York City
03/29/13

Professor Ann Lee
Author, What the U.S. Can Learn from China
03/22/13

Patricia Schramm
President, American Swiss Foundation
03/15/13

Taylor Rhodes
Senior Vice President, International, Rackspace
03/08/13

Grover Norquist
Founder and President, Americans for Tax Reform
03/01/13

Ambassador Joseph Torsella
U.S. Representative to the United Nations for UN Management and Reform
02/22/13

Past Spotlights

Ron Nehring
Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of California
05/23/2014

Jamie Dailey
Lead Vocalist
Dailey & Vincent
05/09/2014

Karen Tan
Chief Actuary
Zurich Life Insurance Company
04/18/2014

Thomas Sanderson
Co-Director and Senior Fellow
Center for Strategic and International Studies
04/04/2014

Niklaus Nuspliger
Political Correspondent for European Affairs
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
03/21/2014

Fabian Pfortmüller
Co-Founder, Holstee; Co-Founder Sandbox 
02/21/2014

Mike Lake
President and CEO, Leading Cities, and Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
01/31/2014

Nicholas Johnston
Head First Word Desk
Bloomberg News
01/17/2014

Andreas Bach
Head Europe, Middle East and Africa for Aviation, Marine and Credit and Surety Claims, Swiss Reinsurance Company
01/03/2014

Nate DaPore
President & CEO, PeopleMatter
12/20/2013

Christina Bellantoni
Politics Editor, PBS NewsHour
12/06/2013

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