International Skills

  • 15 year employment with the U.S. Consulate General in Hamburg
  • International projects, conferences and contacts
  • Native-language skills in German; full professional proficiency in English


  • Communication principal skill during the last 15 years
  • Networking, lobbying, PR, representation
  • Presentations in German and English
  • Establishment, cultivation and deepening of relationships
  • Mediation, conflict management, bridge-building
  • Audience-specific communication


  • Ability to cut to the core of a problem and solve it
  • Provide recommendations to executives (U.S. Consulate General in Hamburg,
    U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Department of State, and other federal departments)
  • Point out alternatives and consequences
  • Scrutinize certainties and intentions to act


  • Cooperative leadership of international project teams with 5-15 internal and external members
  • Ability to counsel, convince and implement
  • Decisive and able to put things in a nutshell
  • Empathy, good knowledge of human nature, positive thinker and actor
  • Confidence building and justifying personality
  • Recognize and use opportunities

Project Management

  • Project lead, mostly international
  • Planning and organization (e.g. conferences, roundtables, symposia):
    capacity, personnel, and budget planning, time management, monitoring
  • Great overview, early recognition of problems and course correction
  • Motivator


  • Sell ideas, concepts, strategies and measures
  • Ability to convince and inspire
  • Experience with complicated treaties, agreements and legislation

Additional Skills and Qualities

  • Passion, decisiveness, persistence, integrity and loyalty, tact and diplomacy
  • Curious, positive thinker