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2019 Marshall Memorial Fellows Announced

May 02, 2019
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The German Marshall Fund is pleased to announce that 75 Marshall Memorial Fellows have been selected for the 2019-20 application cycle—40 from Europe and 35 from the United States. 

The German Marshall Fund is pleased to announce that 75 Marshall Memorial Fellows have been selected for the 2019-20 application cycle—40 from Europe and 35 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 Europen leaders to the United State, MMF grew in 1999 with a companion program that 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.  Selected fellows engage in 6 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 across 39 European countries. These fellows join a network that includes notable alumni such as Stacey Abrams (MMF 2004, Unites States), House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly and State Representative for the 89th House District; Emmanuel Macron, (MMF’06) 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 of Executive Officer of Pinnacle Technical Resources; and.

The Marshall Memorial Fellowship is underwritten in select regions by generous contriburtions from funders.  These include the Cleveland Foundation in Cleveland, OH; the Compagnia di San Paolo for support of leadership development in Southern Europe, the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW, and the Romanian-American Foundation for support of leadership development in Romania.

 

Raumesh Akbari
Tennessee State Senator
Tennessee, USA
Ryan Combs
Research Triangle Regional Partnership
North Carolina, USA
 
Orlando Bailey
Eastside Community Network
Michigan, USA

Angela Cox
Rasmuson Foundation
Alaska, USA

Celine Bardet
We Are NOT Weapons Of War
France

Ryan Croke
Illinois Network of Centers for Independent
Living
Illinois, USA

Silje Bareksten
Nor-Shipping
Norway

Ghida Dagher
Executive Office of Governor Gretchen
Whitmer
Michigan, USA

Ryan Biava
Seattle City Light
Washington, USA

Albert Dalmau
Barcelona City Council
Spain

Iñigo Blanco
DOT Coop.
Spain

Jamar Doyle
Greater Collinwood Development Corp.
Ohio, USA

Sebastian Burduja
PACT for Romania
Romania

Karine Ghazaryan
Open Society Foundations-Armenia
Armenia

Michael Carroll
Teladoc Health
New York, USA

Kalli Giannelos
Institute of Higher Education for Innovation
and Entrepreneurship (IHEIE)
France

Simona Chaminska
Global Services Organization at T-Mobile
Polska S.A. / FIVOSZ
Macedonia

Sarah Gieszl
Arizona Department of Health Services
Arizona, USA

Alexandra-Niki Chatzistavrou
ZN Production
Greece

Hristijan Gjorgievski
Government of the Republic of Macedonia
Macedonia

Thomas Goiser
Thomas Goiser Projektkommunikation
Austria

Ivan Khilobok
Reforms Delivery Office of the Cabinet of
Ministers of Ukraine
Ukraine

Burcu Gündüz Masalaci
Mother Child Education Foundation
(ACEV)
Turkey

Lucia Klestincova
European Commission
Slovakia

Dana Harmon
Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute
Texas, USA

Murali Krishnan
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Texas, USA

Fanni Hidvegi
Access Now
Hungary

Iva Lazarova
Institute for Public Environment
Development
Bulgaria

Katrin Hirseland
Federal Office for Migration and Refugees
Germany

Antonio Leitao Amaro
Assembleia da Republica (Portuguese
Parliament)
Portugal

Tanja Holthaus
Festival Committee Kölner Karneval
Germany

Leonid Litra
New Europe Center
Ukraine

Jason Hughes
African Diaspora Consortium
Louisiana, USA

Farooq Malik
North American Development Bank
Texas, USA

Anna Ingrisch
Radio24syv
Denmark

Jesse Medlong
DLA Piper LLP
California, USA

Steven Jakstadt
Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH
Germany

Yodit Mesfin
NEW: Solutions for Nonprofits
Michigan, USA

Nikolaos Kakavoulis
Antenna Group
Greece

Tarik Mete
Social Insurance Institution of Salzburg
Austria

Niyazi Mete Saracoglu
Meridiam
France

Stacy Richardson
City of Chattanooga
Tenneseee, USA

Giorgi Narmania
BP
Georgia

Anthony Robinson
Truman Center for Policy and
Truman National Security Project
Washington, DC, USA

Vy Nguyen
Weingart Foundation
California, USA

Vasile Rotaru
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Moldova

Stephanie Nichols
General Communications Inc.
Alaska, USA

Mihnea Samoila
PetroMed Solutions
Romania

Efren Olivares
Texas Civil Rights Project
Texas, USA

Nora Sarasola
Bilbao Ekintza
Spain

Darrell Owens
Office of Senator Toomey (R-PA)
Virginia, USA

Liesje Schreinemacher
Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn
Netherlands

Javier Perea
City of Sunland Park
New Mexico, USA

Michael Shafarenko
ideastream
Ohio, USA

Marc Philpart
PolicyLink
California, USA

Oonagh Smyth
Mencap
United Kingdom

Sara Pietryszyk
Accenture
Poland

Iryna Solomko
Reanimation Package of Reform 
Ukraine

Shoba Pillay
U.S. Attorney's Office, NDIL
Illinois, USA

Renata Soto
Conexión Américas
Tennessee, USA

Christoffer Ramm
Subtonomy
Sweden

Faith Winter
State of CO / VoteRunLead|
Colorado, USA

Dylan Tete
Bastion Community of Resilience
Louisiana, USA

Bartosz Wisniewski
Polish Institute of International Affairs
Poland

Claudio Tocchi
City of Torino
Italy

Rashad Young
Executive Office of the Mayor,
Washington, DC
Washington, DC, USA

Miko Underwood
BLDG 357, INC
New York, USA

Zuraya Tapia-Hadley
The Raben Group
Arlington, VA (USA)

Alfiaz Vaiya
European Parliament Anti-Racism
and Diversity Intergroup
United Kingdom

Giulia Ziggiotti
Accredited Italian Embassy
School in Beijing
Italy

Christina Vassallo
SPACES
Ohio, USA

 

 

Lesia Vasylenko
Legal Hundred NGO
Ukraine

 

Dobrica Veselinovic
Institute for Urban Policy
Serbia

 

Lea Webb
Binghamton University
New York, USA

 

Evan Westrup
Office of former California
Governor Jerry Brown
California, USA

 

Luci Willits
Curriculum Associates
Idaho, USA