Alan H. Fleischmann
Alan H. Fleischmann is deeply committed to building the business case for doing good by aligning the incentive structures of the private, public, and civil society sectors. He is an expert in strategy, communications, message development, reputation & crisis management, and negotiation in business and public policy development. He works with a wide range of Fortune 100 corporations, their chief executives and top leadership, around the globe to expand market share, gain entry to new markets, and build enduring relationships and partnerships across sectors. He advises multinational corporations on the design and implementation of their domestic and international business strategies.
Fleischmann is a principal and a managing board member of Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), the global strategy firm, which is a principal shareholder of Albright Capital Management (ACM), an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. ASG is a firm that helps clients to help them assess and manage risk, seize opportunities, position themselves, and solve commercial, political and regulatory challenges around the world.
Fleischmann is also co-founder, board member, and managing director of ImagineNations Group, a partnership-based global network that catalyzes support and drives solutions for youth employment, entrepreneurship, sustainable livelihoods, and micro- and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets. In 2008, Fleischmann accepted the Goodwin Prize for ImagineNations’ global work to promote entrepreneurship in the developing world.
In 2011, Fleischmann was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve as a member of the Industry Trade Advisory Commission (ITAC) and to serve as a Member of the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. He was also a Lead on the Obama Presidential Transition from 2008-2009, overseeing the agency review team for international financial institutions and regional development banks. Fleischmann has been a long-time senior counselor at PSB Associates, the global strategic communications and polling firm.
Previously, Fleischmann served two terms as the chief of staff to Maryland Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and as a member of the Maryland Governor’s Cabinet. He was responsible for directing and overseeing the policy development, management, legislative relations, and the staff of their State House operations, including coordination across 6 cabinet departments and agencies. He also served as a staff director of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. Congress where he was instrumental in the development and negotiations of NAFTA and other free trade agreements within the western hemisphere.
Prior to serving in Congress, Fleischmann was the founding vice president of the private trade finance company, LATCORP, Inc. (Latin American Trade Corporation), after working as senior associate of the Chase Manhattan Private Bank in New York and Argentina (JP Morgan Chase), where he was a graduate of the Chase senior executive training program and helped launch an investment fund that targeted new capital investments in the Americas.
For several years, Fleischmann served on the board of directors of OffitBank, the wealth management private bank which merged with Wachovia Bank (Wells Fargo Bank). Fleischmann was appointed by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to serve on the Board of Directors of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS). He serves on its executive committee. He serves on the boards of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Medical Center of the University of Maryland Medical Center, the School of Public Policy of the University of Maryland, and is a board member of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.
Fleischmann is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a board member of the Atlantic Council. He also serves on the Board of the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University (AICGS). He is a member of the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Center Leadership Council and is an original member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). Fleischmann and his wife, Dafna Tapiero, are also members of the Global Philanthropists Circle (GPC).
He earned his M.A. as a Chase Scholar with honors from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he serves on its board. He received a B.A. and B.S. with honors from American University, where he was the valedictorian and student body president. During the historic period of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Fleischmann worked for former German Chancellor Willy Brandt’s foundation and in the German Parliament, after being awarded a Bundestag Fellowship at the Friedrich Wilhelms Universität.
Fleischmann speaks Spanish and German. He and his family reside live just outside Washington DC.