Meet the 2018 Young Leaders

U.S. Young Leaders

Guy Benson  Twitter_Logo_Blue
Political Analyst, Fox News, Townhall Media
Washington, DC
Guy is co-host of Benson & Harf on Fox News Radio, the Political Editor of and a Fox News Contributor. 

Terri Burns Twitter_Logo_Blue In-2C-14px
Principal, Google Ventures
San Francisco, CA
Terri works alongside the investing team with sourcing and deal flow at Google Ventures (GV). 

Matthew Crommett
Director, LH Holdings, Inc.
Dallas, TX
Matt focuses on innovative philanthropic and investment opportunities related to scientific research, the environment, and public health. 

Oliver Darcy  Twitter_Logo_Blue In-2C-14px
Senior Media Reporter, CNN
New York, NY
Oliver writes at the intersection of media and politics. Prior to CNN, Darcy was the politics editor for Business Insider, where he oversaw a team of reporters and covered national politics.

Timothy Doescher
Associate Director of Coalition Relations, Institute for Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation
Washington, DC
Timothy is tasked with maintaining relationships, building coalitions, and promoting policy.

Jason Emert  Twitter_Logo_Blue
Managing Director, The Emert Group
Washington, DC
The Emert Group is a global advisory, public affairs, and government relations firm that counsels foreign governments, NGOs, and multinational corporations.

Kyle Ensley  In-2C-14px
Senior Advisor, Booz Allen
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Prior to consulting, Kyle was a U.S. Foreign Service Officer and Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow with the U.S. Department of State.

Markus G. Fischer  In-2C-14px
Head of Corporate Development, Betterment
New York, NY
Betterment is the first and leading independent online financial advisor. Markus works with Betterment's lines of business to identify and execute M&A and partnership opportunities.

Patty Garcia, Ph.D.  In-2C-14px
Vice President of Programs and Operations Latino Center for Leadership Development
Dallas, TX
Patty leads the implementation of the organization's leadership academy, strategic initiatives, and policy institute partnerships.

Alexander Hendrie  In-2C-14px
Director of Tax Policy, Americans for Tax Reform
Washington, DC
Alex serves as a policy and communications fellow at ATF and manages the organization’s tax, healthcare, trade, and budget portfolio.

Adam Hitchcock  In-2C-14px
Managing Partner, Sovereign Infrastructure Group
Chicago, IL
Adam is an investor and advisor whose career has spanned finance and politics. He is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Sovereign Infrastructure Group, a global infrastructure investment business.

Kathleen Hunter
U.S. Government Editor, Bloomberg News
London, UK
Kate helps coordinate coverage of early-morning developments in Washington and around the globe. She also is the co-editor of “Balance of Power”, Bloomberg's daily geo-politics newsletter.

Manny Lamarre  Twitter_Logo_BlueIn-2C-14px
Executive Director, Governor's Office of Workforce Innovation
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation has the mission of creating a skilled and aligned workforce by engaging with public and private entities.

Harrison D. Marks, Esq.  In-2C-14px
Consultant, Bain & Company
New York, NY
Harrison has a background working in economic and regulatory policy. During his time at Bain, he has worked in Bain’s Private Equity Group, and has also provided strategic advice to multinational financial services and healthcare firms.

Dianne McKeever  Twitter_Logo_BlueIn-2C-14px
Chief Investment Officer, Ides Capital Management LP
New York, NY
Ides Capital Management LP is an investment advisor focused on small and mid-capitalization public companies that are deeply undervalued and provide a margin of safety.

Sean Memon  In-2C-14px
Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, DC
Sean serves as a senior advisor to the Chairman on matters related to regulatory policy, enforcement and agency operations at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Dan Rasmussen  Twitter_Logo_BlueIn-2C-14px
Partner, Verdad Advisers
Boston, MA
Verdad Advisers is a hedge fund focused on leveraged small value equities. Before starting Verdad, Dan worked at Bain Capital and Bridgewater Associates.

Dr. Peter Ryan  Twitter_Logo_BlueIn-2C-14px
Director, U.S. Regulatory Policy and Emerging Issues, Credit Suisse
Washington, DC
Peter is responsible for forumulating U.S. and cross-border regulatory strategy and support Washington and global regulatory relationships.

Brian Stewart  Twitter_Logo_BlueIn-2C-14px
Director, Media Relations, Manhattan Institute
New York, NY
As Director of Media Relations, Brian oversees the progress of MI projects, manages the flow of publications, and ensures that they are effectively influencing public debates.

Simon Tafoya  
Sr. Director for Policy and Federal Relations, Office of Governor John Hickenlooper
Denver, CO
Simon has led efforts from the Governor’s office on economic and workforce development, technology, telecommunications and cybersecurity, among other issues.

Nahmyo Thomas  Twitter_Logo_Blue
Associate Vice President and Director, Executive Education Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC
Nahmyo develops training programs for corporate, government, and university partners worldwide with a focus on understanding geopolitical, market, and regulatory trends.

Maxeme Tuchman  Twitter_Logo_BlueIn-2C-14px
CEO + Co-Founder, Caribu
Miami, FL
Caribu is a “FaceTime meets Kindle” interactive reading app for children. Caribu was named one of the ‘Top Ten EdTech Companies to Watch’ in Forbes and one of the most innovative startups in the world by winning the 1776 Global Challenge Cup.

Judge Mary Wagner
Circuit Court Judge, 30th Judicial District
Memphis, Tennessee
At the age of 34, Mary is currently the youngest state court judge in Tennessee. She presides over all types of civil trials, including family law, negligence and contracts.

Alison Williams
Chief of Staff, Office of Governor Asa Hutchinson
Little Rock, Arkansas
Alison manages a team of more than fifty professionals who support Governor Hutchinson’s transformational vision for the State of Arkansas.

Swiss Young Leaders

Sabrina Badir  In-2C-14px
Founder & CEO, Pregnolia AG
Zurich, Switzerland
Pregnolia is a spinoff- company of ETH Zürich developing a diagnostic medical device to predict the risk of a premature birth.

Sebastian Bättig  In-2C-14px
General Counsel, LafargeHolcim Trading Ltd
Zurich, Switzerland
Sebastian is the General Counsel and member of the Executive Committee of LafargeHolcim Trading.

Yves W. Berger  In-2C-14px
Executive Director, UBS AG
Zurich, Switzerland
Yves is responsible for performance management, talent & succession, internal mobility as well as culture & engagement initiatives across the firm.

Dominik Birrer  In-2C-14px
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
Lucerne, Switzerland
Dominik leads PwC's tax and legal practice in Lucerne as well as PwC’s Swiss Insurance Tax practice.

Nina Blaser  Twitter_Logo_Blue In-2C-14px
Senior Reporter / Producer “10vor10", Swiss Public Television SRF
Zurich, Switzlerland
Nina covers a wide range of stories in real time about national and international politics and works on various documentary film projects.

Henry C. Bodmer  Twitter_Logo_BlueIn-2C-14px
Managing Partner, Abegg & Co AG
Zurich, Switzerland
Henry focuses on private equity investment activities at Abegg & CO.

Angelo Candreia
Senior Principal, The Boston Consulting Group AG
Zürich, Switzerland
Angelo is an insurance expert with a particular focus on Omni-channel set-ups and overall sales strategies. He is the leader for 'Digital in Insurance' in Switzerland.

Brandi Caruso  In-2C-14px
Partner, Deloitte AG
Zürich, Switzerland
Brandi leads the Tax Transparency business in Deloitte Switzerland’s Financial Services Tax Practice, advising the Financial Services sector with respect to US and international tax information exchange regimes.

Tobias Häckermann  Twitter_Logo_BlueIn-2C-14px
Zürich, Switzerland
Tobias founded SHERPANY with the vision of a working day without meetings. Today, SHERPANY is the fastest growing start-up in Switzerland.

Prof. Dr. Marco Hutter  In-2C-14px
ETH Zürich, Robotic Systems Lab
Zürich, Switzerland
Marco is an assistant professor for robotic systems at ETH Zürich, a Branco Weiss fellow, and founder of ANYbotics AG.

Rouven E. Lochmüller  In-2C-14px
Business Manager, Nestlé S.A.
Vevey, Switzerland
Rouven leads all commercial streams for chocolate brands like KITKAT. He joined Nestlé in 2005 and worked in different functions that brought him to 15 countries and 4 continents.

Luca Marotta
R&T Manager, Autoneum Management AG
Winterthur, Switzerland
As R&T Manager, Luca is responsible for the sales and development of the measurement systems and for supervising the Material Physics and VOC Laboratories of the R&T department.

Manuel Meier  In-2C-14px
Head of Ground Operations Europe, CIS & Maghreb, Swiss International Air Lines & Lufthansa Group
Zürich, Switzerland
Manuel is responsible for Operations on around 160 airports in his area handling roughly 650 departures per day.

Nike Moehle  Twitter_Logo_BlueIn-2C-14px
Vice President Communications, RUAG Space
Zürich, Switzerland
RUAG Space is a leading supplier for satellites and launchers in Europe and the United States. Nike is part of the management team, overseeing all aspects of external and internal communications across the 14 sites.

Philipp Müller  In-2C-14px
Partner - Financial Services, Ernst & Young AG
Zürich, Switzerland
Philipp has extensive experience in providing advisory and audit services to global financial institutes, with focus on business transformation, regulatory change, compliance and risk management.

André Odermatt
Head of Controlling, Schindler Aufzüge AG
Ebikon, Switzerland
André is responsible for Controlling, Accounts Receivables and Fleet Management of the Swiss subsidiary, one of the major entities in the Schindler Group.

Pascal Prinz  Twitter_Logo_BlueIn-2C-14px
Director Canada and Trade Manager Central USA, Switzerland Tourism
Toronto, Canada
Pascal is responsible for the marketing and promotion of Switzerland as a travel, vacation and convention destination.

Alexander Salzmann  In-2C-14px
BU Head Hospital, Oncology & Biosimilars Sandoz Pharmaceuticals AG
Rotkreuz, Switzerland
Alex is responsible for the commercialization of the entire non-substitutable or difficult to substitute Sandoz portfolio towards Specialist doctors.

Thomas Saner
Project Director, Business Development and Transformation, Zurich Insurance
Zürich, Switzerland
Thomas is responsible for developing and implementing a market-leading proposition for medium-sized international customers.

Markus Sartori  In-2C-14px
Vice President, Franke Coffee Systems
Aarburg, Switzerland
Franke Coffee Systems is a leading commercial coffee equipment manufacturer. Markus is responsible for sales to Global Key Accounts and is part of the Executive Team.

Sophie Steiner-Kernen
Deputy Regional Coordinator USA&OAS, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Bern, Switzerland
Sophie covers political relations between Switzerland and the USA as well as the Organisation of American States.

Daniel Thüring  In-2C-14px
Public Policy Manager Switzerland Lead Community and Next Generation Engagement, Syngenta AG
Basel, Switzerland
Daniel leads external engagement activities in Switzerland, connecting the public with agriculture and food.

Zeynep Waelchli  In-2C-14px
Managing Director, Accenture AG
Zürich, Switzerland
Zeynep’s main area of expertise is shaping and running complex digital, technology and ERP enabled transformation programs in the health and life sciences industry to foster new business models and processes.

Mirjam Wiget  In-2C-14px
Head Group Performance Management, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.
Zürich, Switzerland
Mirjam works in Swiss Re, leading the Group Performance Management Team in the Finance department.