Maciej Pisarski, Deputy Chief of Mission, Polish Embassy in Washington DC
Maciej Pisarski is the Deputy Chief of Mission for the Embassy of Poland in Washington D.C. Previous to this post, he served in several capacities over the years for the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as the Head and Deputy Director of the Department of Strategy and Foreign Policy Planning and the Deputy Director of the Department of Americas. He wrote his master thesis at the University of Warsaw Department of History on “the Perspectives of Jewish Emigration from Poland 1945-51,” co-authored studies on history and culture of Jews in Poland after 1945, and published the “Yearbook of the Polish Foreign Policy,” and “Polish American Relations.”
Dr. Philipp Ackermann, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, German Embassy in Washington DC
Dr. Philipp Ackermann began his post as Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington DC in March 2014. Dr. Ackermann received his Magister Artium and his Doctorate in Art History from Bonn University in Germany. Since joining the German Foreign Service in 1993, Dr. Ackermann has served as an exchange diplomat at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Hague; Second Secretary at the Germany Embassy in Rabat, Morocco; First Secretary of the Permanent Representation of Germany to the UN in New York; the civilian head of the German Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kunduz, Afghanistan; and Minister Counselor of the German Embassy in New Delhi.
With Special Introduction by Lt. Governor Byron Mallott
Byron Mallott’s history of public service began in his ancestral home of Yakutat, Alaska, when he was elected mayor at the age of 22. He later went on to serve as mayor of Juneau. Byron’s early start in public leadership has grown into a deep unique knowledge of all aspects of Alaskan life, including commercial fishing, aviation, timber, communications, banking, Alaska Native Corporations and investments. He has served as the president of the Alaska Federation of Natives, executive director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, co-chair of the Commission on Rural Governance and Empowerment, chair of the Nature Conservancy of Alaska and president and CEO of First Alaskans Institute and Sealaska Corporation.
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