[Picture of Alan H. Fleischmann, Chief of Staff to Lt. Governor Townsend]

ALAN H. FLEISCHMANN, Lt. Governor's Chief of Staff, since 1995.

Alan H. Fleischmann is Chief of Staff to Maryland Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. In this capacity, he serves both as the chief operating officer of several government agencies and as the Lt. Governor's most senior advisor for political, policy and administrative matters. Under the Glendening-Townsend Administration, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor includes six Executive Department offices and oversight of three cabinet departments that together have a budget of over $1 billion and 15,000 employees. Fleischmann also coordinates the Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (chaired by the Lt. Governor) which directs the crime prevention policies of nine cabinet secretaries. Fleischmann's experiences include domestic and overseas senior management posts in the private and public sectors, specializing in public and foreign policy, marketing, global finance, communications, negotiation, and strategic planning.

Until January 1995, Fleischmann served as Staff Director of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere (Latin America, Caribbean, & Canada), chaired by the Honorable Robert G. Torricelli, Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. Congress. Fleischmann also served in an advisory support capacity to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He was granted Top Secret (Code Word) D.O.D. Security Clearance. Fleischmann has been a strong advocate of free trade within the Western Hemisphere while promoting environmental conservation. He was one of the key professional staff members who represented the U.S. Congress in the development of the 1994 Miami Summit of the Americas.

Before joining the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Fleischmann worked in New York and South America as Vice-President and International Trade Advisor at LATCORP, Inc. (Latin American Trade Corporation) where he developed joint ventures, franchises, and export-import agreements. Prior to that, he worked in New York and Buenos Aires, Argentina, as Second Vice-President and Strategic Planner with Chase Manhattan Bank's international private banking division. At Chase, Fleischmann managed a team of operations and finance experts to reorganize and restructure the Private Bank's activities and priorities in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Chile. Moreover, he was part of the leadership team that launched the Chase Vista Latin America Opportunity Fund, the first investment fund of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. (Fleischmann is a graduate of the Chase Manhattan Senior Management Development Program.)

Fleischmann received his M.A. with honors in international economics from The Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and was a Deutscher Bundestag Fellow of the Friedrich Wilhelms Universität (University of Bonn) in Germany. He received his B.S. in political science and international studies from American University, where he was both valedictorian and the president of the University's student body.

As part of the fellowship in Bonn, Fleischmann served as Senior Advisor on "North-South" economic development issues to the late German Chancellor Willy Brandt and Dr. Ingomar Hauchler, then co-chairs of the Willy Brandt Foundation for Development and Peace, and to senior members of the West German Parliament. Fleischmann's experience during college and graduate school included part-time and summer consulting work at SRI International in Arlington, Virginia; Citicorp/Citibank in New York; and UNICEF in Vienna, Austria. He is fluent in German and Spanish.

Fleischmann is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and its Task Force on Cuba. He also has served as an advisor to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS). Fleischmann is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Business Council of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and is a member of the Americas Society. He was a U.S. delegate to the 1995 Future of Europe Conference in London. He is an associate of the South-North Development Initiative (SNDI) of the Rockefeller Foundation and trustee of the Lauer Philanthropic Fund. Fleischmann serves on the boards of the Student Community Service Foundation and Civic Works, Baltimore's urban service corps. He also is a founding member of the Executive Board of the New York Democratic Leadership Council (DLC). Fleischmann is an Executive Board member of the Alumni Council of The Johns Hopkins University and is the past Chairman of an alumni investment fund of American University.

Alan Fleischmann lives in Baltimore and Washington, DC, and is married to Dafna Tapiero, Senior Privatization Officer of the World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation (IFC).

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