2018 Marshall Memorial Fellows Announced

May 01, 2018
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WASHINGTON – The German Marshall Fund is pleased to announce that 74 Marshall Memorial Fellows have been selected for the 2018-19 application cycle—40 from Europe and 34 from the United States. 

WASHINGTON – The German Marshall Fund is pleased to announce that 74 Marshall Memorial Fellows have been selected for the 2018-19 application cycle—40 from Europe and 34 from the United States. 

The Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) is GMF’s flagship leadership development program.  Created in 1982 to introduce a new generation of European leaders to the United States, the program expanded in 1999 and began sending emerging leaders from the United States to Europe.  GMF makes MMF awards to the best and brightest from all sectors, including business, government, and civil society.  Fellows engage in six months of preparation designed to enhance their understanding of transatlantic relations before embarking on 24 days of policy immersion across the Atlantic.  Today, the MMF alumni network numbers nearly 2,500 leaders. 

GMF selects fellows from all 50 U.S. states and 39 European countries.  These fellows join a network that includes notable alumni such as Emmanuel Macron (MMF 2006), President of France, Federica Mogherini (MMF 2007, Italy), EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Sheila Marcelo (MMF 2011, United States), Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Care.com, Nina Vaca (MMF 2004, United States), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacle Technical Resources, and Annie Maxwell (MMF 2007, United States), President of the Skoll Foundation.

The Marshall Memorial Fellowship is underwritten in select regions by generous contributions from funders including the Cleveland Foundation in Cleveland, OH, the Compagnia di San Paolo for support of leadership development in Southern Europe, and the Federal Republic of Germany through the KfW.


Jordi Albareda Ureta

Fair Saturday

Plentzia (Spain)

Griselda Aldrete

Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI (USA)

Alberto Francesco Anfossi

Compagnia di San Paolo

Torino (Italy)

Marta Babicz

PSE Innowacje

Losie (Poland)

Öykü Baloglu

Excel Communication and Perception Management

Acibadem (Turkey)

Lynette Barksdale


Austin, TX (USA)

Clémence Marie Alice  Bastien

Airbus Group

Marseille (France)

Sophia  Bengtsson

Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

Brussels (Belgium)

Andrei Bivol

Hanganu Tanase & Partenerii

Chisinau (Moldova)

Boyko Blagoev

European Commission Representation in Bulgaria

Sofia (Bulgaria)

Darko Brkan

Zasto Ne

Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Ebba Celander

Swedish Migration Agency

Stockholm (Sweden)

Stanley Chang

Hawaii State Senate

Honolulu, HI (USA)

Priscilla Cheng

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

Monterey Park, CA (USA)

Anna Chukhay

National Reforms Council

Kyiv (Ukraine)

Alex Cleghorn

State of Alaska Department of Law

Anchorage, AK (USA)

Chelsea Collier


Austin, TX (USA)

Marlissa Collier


Dallas, TX (USA)

Stefania Danzi


Milano (Italy)

Justin Deputy

Utility Trailer Sales of Utah, Inc.

South Jordan, UT (USA)

Petya Dyulgerova

Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Sofia (Bulgaria)

Botond Feledy

Center for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy

Budapest (Hungary)

Monika Froehler

Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens

Vienna (Austria)

Luke Fuszard

Artemis Health

Middletown, WI (USA)

Edgar Garcia

Mayor's Office, City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA (USA)

Theodoros Georgakopoulos


Athens (Greece)

Adrian  Gheorghe

Oxford Policy Management Ltd

Bucharest (Romania)

Subira Gordon

Commission on Equity and Opportunity

Waterburry, CT (USA)

Catriona Graham

European Women's Lobby

Dublin (Ireland)

Maggie Hanna

Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust

Denver, CO (USA)

Marie Hindhede

Danish Ministry of Energy

Copenhagen (Denmark)

Jeffrey Jerden

Centennial Holding Company

Atlanta, GA (USA)

Dritan Karadaku

Universiteti i Tiranës

Tirana (Albania)

Jasser Kassab

MoneyPark AG

Zurich (Switzerland)

Vaclav Kopecky

CEC Government Relations

Prague (Czech Republic)

Anna Kowalczyk

BoskaMatka.pl, WysokieObcasy.pl

Warsaw (Poland)

Elisabeth Krause-Vilmar

Protestant Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck

Bad Vilbel (Germany)

Robert Lampley

United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

Cleveland, OH (USA)

Amy Lee

Kettering Foundation

Dayton, OH (USA)

Sara Lumbreras

Universidad Pontificia Comillas

Madrid (Spain)

Aida Macedo

Miles, Sears, & Eanni PC

Fresno, CA (USA)

Styliani-Zoi Makrantonaki


Thessaloniki (Greece)

Laura Maristany

Democracy Fund

Burke, VA (USA)

David Mazzuca

Sandy Recovery Division, State of New Jersey

Trenton, NJ (USA)

Chaundra Monday

Progressive Insurance

Cleveland, OH (USA)

Celina Moreno

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

San Antonio, TX (USA)

Daniel  Moulthrop

The City Club of Cleveland

Shaker Heights, OH (USA)

Oilid Mountassar

B Client

Marseille (France)

Joseph  Moyer


Arlington, VA (USA)

Vasyl Myroshnychenko

CFC Consulting;

Kyiv (Urkaine)

Joel Paulsen

Bolten & Menk, Inc.

Moorhead, MN (USA)

Teodor Petricevic

Association for Competitive Technology

Mursko Sredisce (Croatia)

Darya Pilram


San Francisco, CA (USA)

Nicoletta Pirozzi

Istituto Affari Internazionali

Rome (Italy)

Meshea Poore

West Virginia State Bar

Charleston, WV (USA)

Monique Radisch

Aachen Muenchener Versicherungen

Aachen (Germany)

Zuzanna Rudzinska-Bluszcz

Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights

Warsaw (Poland)

Damien Salamone

HEAL International

Tempe, AZ (USA)

Patrick Schaefer

University of Texas at El Paso

Santa Teresa, NM (USA)

Ion Schidu

'"Ion Schidu" Law Office

Chisinau (Moldova)

Elisabeth Schreinemacher

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn

Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Petrit Selimi

Millennium Challenge Kosovo / Office of Prime Minister

Prishtina (Kosovo)

Melanie Shakarian

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Cleveland, OH (USA)

Anthony Shop

Social Driver

Washington , DC (USA)

Brian Siegal

AJC Miami

Miami, FL (USA)

Ines Silva

Portuguese Government

Porto (Portugal)

Zuraya Tapia-Hadley

The Raben Group

Arlington, VA (USA)

Guillaume Valette-Valla

High Court

Paris (France)

Esteban Villarejo

ABC, Spanish daily newspaper

Madrid (Spain)

Lukas Wank

Shabka - Network for a Global Society

Vienna (Austria)

Marvin Wilmoth

Generation Development Group

Miami, FL (USA

Ashley Woods

Detour Media

Detroit, MI (USA)

Gracieuse Xavier

Global Detroit

Detroit, MI (USA)