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Rüdiger Lentz
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Rüdiger Lentz serves as the executive director of Deutsche Welle in North America. As the representative of Germany’s only international broadcaster in the US he manages all journalistic, public policy, marketing and regulatory affairs.

Prior to his job in Washington he was Bureau Chief in Brussels for six years, responsible for DW’s radio and TV-coverage of the creation of the Euro and the enlargement of NATO and the EU.

Before the launch of Deutsche Welle TV he was the editor in Chief of RIAS-TV in Berlin, a joint US-German Radio and TV Station, which he joined in 1988. His career as a journalist started in 1976, when he joined “Der Spiegel”, Germany’s weekly news magazine, as a correspondent for military and security affairs.

In 1981 he became a TV reporter, national commentator and presenter of a weekly TV-special on world wide affairs with ARD, Germany’s largest public TV and Radio station. Throughout his career as a TV journalist he has interviewed numerous international politicians and business leaders. Among them: Chancellor Schmidt, Kohl and Schroeder, President Bush (senior), President Koehler, President Kwasniewski, CEO Pierer (Siemens), Piech (VW), Larry Summers (Treasury), Bishop Tutu, Colonel Gaddafi, UN-Secretary Boutros-Ghali, Premier Rabin and many others.

He holds a degree from Hamburg University, where he studied political science, history and economics during his tenure as a career officer in the Federal Armed Forces.

He is also a frequent lecturer at Harvard University, Georgetown University, the Foreign Service Institute (US Department of State), UCLA and other institutions about transatlantic relations, security policy and media related issues.

He is a member of the “Atlantikbrücke” – a German-American Foundation to enhance transatlantic relations and serves on the board of GABC.

He is married to Birgitt Lentz and has two daughters.

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Membership Committee Chair:

Lewis Leibowitz

Program Committee Chair:

Rüdiger Lentz

Executive Committee Chair:
Ulrich Gamerdinger

German American Health Care Committee Chair:

Lynn Taylor

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