W. David Braun New AHK USA Chairman

German American Chambers of Commerce come together with new joint Board of
Directors to reinforce their transatlantic voice – W. David Braun named first Chairman

news braunFor the first time, the German American Chambers of Commerce of the USA (GACCs) have created a joint Board of Directors. Representing over 2,500 members and actively supporting German-American trade and investment, this will allow the GACCs to more effectively speak to the key issues affecting transatlantic trade. The first Chairman, elected for a two-year term, is W. David Braun, who also serves as the Chairman of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest. The Vice Chairmen are Martin Richenhagen (Chairman of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States, and Chairman, President & CEO of AGCO Corporation) and Caroll H. Neubauer (Chairman of the German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., based in New York, and also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of B. Braun of America and B. Braun Medical Inc). Mr. Braun is a Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP in their Corporate Services Practice Group, based in Chicago. Mr. Braun’s practice focuses on U.S. and foreign corporate, licensing, and antitrust law. He advises a wide variety of companies, including many midsized German companies and their U.S. subsidiaries – hence he is intimately familiar with the opportunities and challenges encountered by these companies as they grow their businesses. Some of the key issues that the GACCs will be addressing during his term include the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership announced by President Obama in his State of the Union address, and developing strategies and programs to support the training of a skilled workforce.