GMF Announces Two New Members to its Board of Trustees, former Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Representative Will Hurd
The Board of Trustees of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) has elected two new Members, former Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Representative Will Hurd. “GMF believes that North America and Europe are stronger when they work together in pursuit of common goals and the COVID-19 pandemic makes such cooperation only more urgent,” said Robin West, chair of GMF’s board. “The Board of Trustees is thrilled to welcome two new distinguished members, who bring impressive experience and invaluable perspectives to GMF.”
Heidi Heitkamp attended her first GMF board meeting in February 2020. She was the first female U.S. Senator elected from North Dakota and served in that role from 2013 to 2019. Heitkamp previously served as North Dakota’s Attorney General, and prior to that as the state’s Tax Commissioner. She is the founder and Chair of the One Country Project, an organization focused on addressing the needs and concerns of rural America. She is also a Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs at Brown University, and serves as a contributor to CNBC and ABC News.
Will Hurd attended his first GMF board meeting in May 2020. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014 and represents Texas’ 23rd District. Hurd began his career in the intelligence community as an undercover officer in the CIA. He serves as a Ranking Member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence and as a member of the House Appropriations Committee. Representative Hurd will retire from Congress later this year.
GMF is delighted to have these new Trustees help the organization fulfill its mission of strengthening transatlantic cooperation in the spirit of the Marshall Plan.