Young Professionals

The Young Professionals group is under the AlabamaGermany Partnership umbrella. The age requirement is 21 to 39.   Its members are interns, co-op, or employees of either an Alabama-Germany company or institution. This also includes college students and graduate students studying German language, international business, science, and engineering. The group promotes international education, individual career development with Alabama-German companies, and progressive business and engineering topics. For any questions you might have about this group please contact our office.

Please meet the Young Professionals Leadership Group:

  • Pauline Langemann, Star Cooperation, CHAIR
  • Carlos Barahona, Universal Logistics Services
  • Daniel Dueren, abatAdah Group
  • Harry Eldred, Page & Jones
  • Felix Faerber, Baker Donelson
  • Lucas Gockel, Calhoun County EDC
  • Viki Gryska, JamisonMoneyFarmer
  • Diva Hall, Stillman College
  • John Stephen Hutchinson, UAB & AGP Intern
  • Bree Williams, Standridge Logistics & Consulting

“I learn more about the future of Alabama-Germany business, it’s people, culture, and education in these quarterly meetings, than I do all the other days of the year combined. It’s a safe, multi-cultural environment to not only learn about new ideas, but also exchange and promote our own.” Kirk Atkinson, President, abatAdah Group, Inc.

“Others and I attended the first meetings of the Young Professional Group and it is just amazing how this at first small group surprised itself by growing so quickly. It is a pleasure to meet and greet new talent at each event from different backgrounds – manufacturing, distribution, service just to name a few. This group can be equally important for established professionals as well as young talent. Young talent may meet a future employer; established professionals may meet future co-workers. Just like everything in life – it’s what you make out of it!” Daniel Dueren, Adah International, Inc.