Vision 
 
 The AGP is THE organization for facilitating collaboration between businesses and individuals with ties to Alabama and Germany.
 
 

Mission
To develop and support relationships and friendships between organizations and individuals with ties to
Alabama and Germany and to increase and improve business opportunities and foster cultural exchange.

 
 
Purposes
 

Culture

Promote and publicize the cultural heritage of Germany and German-related events taking place in Alabama.

Education

To stimulate and pursue education opportunities though language, cultural and exchange programs.

Business

To provide support to local and state-wide organizations engaged in business development with Germany by encouraging direct investment and trade

Membership

To actively recruit new members and provide services for existing members.

Communication

To regularly communicate to the public and our membership (Alabamians and Germans) through meetings and appropriate media.

Events

To serve as an information network for existing and new organizations and relationships in Alabama and Germany.

 


Board of Officers and Directors


Officers

Chair
Dr. Anne-Katrin Gramberg, Auburn University
  
Vice Chair/Chair Elect
Brian Hilson, Birmingham Business Alliance
   
Vice President - Education
Dr. Wolfgang Kneer, SWJ-BREILMANN U.S. LLC
 
Vice President - Business Development
Jo Bonner, The University of Alabama System

Vice President - German Business 
Albert von Pelser, REHAU Automotive, LLC
    
Vice President - Communication
Devin Dolive, Burr & Forman LLP

Vice President - Culture
Dr. Thomas Fox, University of Alabama
 
Vice President - Membership
Kirk Atkinson, Adah International, Inc

Secretary
Bobby Ingram, JamisonMoneyFarmer, PC 
 
Treasurer
Arnold Servo, Rödl & Partner
 
Immediate Past Chair
Warren McCullars, Alagasco

 

Honorary Consul of Germany for the State of Alabama
Michael H. Johnson, Baker Donelson 

   
Board of Directors

Dr. Thomas Bice, Mike and Gillian Goodrich Foundation
Jo Bonner, The University of Alabama System
Tom Brinkley, Maynard Cooper & Gale PC
Michael Brooks, Alabama International Trade Center
Billy Joe Camp, World Business Advisors, LLC
Chip Cherry, Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County
Trudy Clements, AATG
Frank Fogarty, Alabama State Port Authority
Lucas Gockel, Calhoun County Economic Development Council
Caleb Goodwyn, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative
Chris Grissom, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
 
 Andreas Hackstedt, Thermission USA, Inc. 
Dr. Mark Heinrich, Department of Postsecondary Education
Warren Hicks, TVA Economic Development 
Joachim Hofmann, MBUSI
Lori Huguley, City of Opelika
Bobby Ingram, JamisonMoneyFarmer, PC 
Blair King, Alabama Power Company
Wiley Lott, Southeast Alabama Gas District
Roberto Patino, BLG Logistics, Inc
Albert von Pelser-Berensberg, REHAU Automotive, LLC
Rita Powell, FDSK
Glen Pringle, Retirement Systems of Alabama
Jeff Rabren, Regions Financial Corporation
Thomas Reinert, Boysen USA Alabama, LLC
Jason Roberts, St. Clair County Economic Development Council
Randy Rogers, Evonik Industries
Jim Schmalz, Fifth Third Bank International
Arndt Siepmann, City of Auburn
 Bob Smith, Alabama Development Office
Mike Swinson, Alagasco
Ted vonCannon, Jefferson County Economic & Industrial Development Authority
Troy Wayman, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Robert Weigel, Auburn University
Bryan Winter, Winter McFarland, LLC
Alan Wood, S.S. Nesbitt & Co., Inc.

Past Chair 
Rex Lysinger, Bill Mathews, Don Erwin
Dr. Phillip Crunk, Lamar Smith, Jim Robertson,
Dara Longgrear, Dr. Jane Stanfield,
Dr. Clara Gerhard, Al Reisz, Joachim Hofmann, Arndt Siepmann,
Gerhard Graf, Bryan Winter, Warren McCullars 
  
Executive Director
Tine Hoffmeister