William McIlhenny and Tim Ridout Join GMF as Wider Atlantic Fellows
WASHINGTON — The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is pleased to announce that William McIlhenny and Tim Ridout have joined GMF as Wider Atlantic fellows.
Senior Wider Atlantic Fellow
William McIlhenny was a senior policy advisor to the U.S. Department of State for the Western Hemisphere. He served previously as director of policy, planning, and coordination in the State Department’s Western Hemisphere bureau. Earlier, as a member of the secretary of state’s Policy Planning Staff for three years, he focused on strategic dimensions of U.S. policy in Latin America and global futures. At the White House, as the director on the National Security Council staff, he was responsible for North American issues, including interagency coordination of U.S. relations with Canada and Mexico. He worked closely with the director of homeland security from 2001-02 helping safeguard key economic and trade equities with those countries as new border and other security policies were developed.
Wider Atlantic Fellow
Tim Ridout focuses on political and economic issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly Brazil. Prior to joining GMF, he worked at Institutional Shareholder Services as a corporate governance analyst, primarily studying Brazilian companies. Before that, he was a program manager with the Brazil-U.S. Business Council at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He regularly contributes to the Huffington Post and his writing has also appeared in the Boston Herald, Christian Science Monitor, Hartford Courant, and Providence Journal.
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan.
GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship.
In addition, GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies. Founded in 1972 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has offices in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, Warsaw, and Tunis. GMF also has smaller representations in Bratislava, Turin, and Stockholm.