May 25, 2018
The Commission and the Secretariat welcome the new U.S. Ambassador to Germany, Richard A. Grenell, as Honorary Chairman of the Fulbright Commission Board.
Grenell was a Partner with Los Angeles-based Capitol Media Partners. He has served as a senior policy and communications advisor for public officials, as well as for a Fortune 300 ranked company. In 2012, Grenell briefly served as Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s National Security and Foreign Affairs Spokesman. In 2001, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as Director of Communications and Public Diplomacy for the United States Ambassador to the United Nations and advised four consecutive U.S. Ambassadors – John D. Negroponte, John C. Danforth, John R. Bolton and Zalmay Khalilzad.
The U.S. Ambassador to Germany and the German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs serve as honorary chairmen (ex officio) to the bi-national board of the Fulbright Commission.
Many thanks to Deputy Chief of Mission, Kent Logsdon, interim honorary chairman of our board, for his support of and dedication to Fulbright Germany.