ALAN H. FLEISCHMANN
Alan H. Fleischmann is President & CEO of Laurel Strategies, the global strategic communications firm. For several years, Fleischmann was Principal and Managing Board Member of Albright Stonebridge Group and Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of PSB Associates, the global strategic communications & polling firm. He serves as a Senior Counselor to the firm.
Fleischmann is a Co-founder and Board Member of ImagineNations Group, a global network that promotes youth investment, youth-led enterprise, and entrepreneurship. ImagineNations and its partners support initiatives that create access to capital, business/leadership coaching and an on-line portal that connects mentors to entrepreneurs.
Previously, Fleischmann was Maryland State chief of staff to Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a Staff Director of the U.S. Congress Committee on Foreign Affairs and its Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, and served as a Senior Associate of JP Morgan Chase Bank (formerly Chase Manhattan Bank). He served on the board of directors of OffitBank, the wealth management private bank.
Fleischmann was a Lead member of the Obama Presidential Transition from 2008–2009, and in 2010, Fleischmann was appointed by the Obama White House to serve as a Delegate to the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship. In March 2011, President Obama announced that he was appointing Fleischmann to serve as a Member of the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. He was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve as a member of the Board of Advisors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (ExIm Bank) and serve on the International Trade Advisory Commission (ITAC).
Fleischmann is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Board Member of the Atlantic Council. He is a member of the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Leadership Council and an original member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) .
Fleischmann was appointed by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to serve on the Board of Directors of the University of Maryland Medical System. He serves on its Executive Committee. He also serves on the board of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Medical Center of the University of Maryland Medical Center.
He is a board member of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Just Capital Foundation.
Fleischmann is a Trustee of the Phillips Collection art museum.
He and his wife Dafna Tapiero are member s of the Global Philanthropists Circle (GPC) founded by David Rockefeller and his daughter Peggy Dulany. They have two daughters and live in Washington DC.