Alan H. Fleischmann
Developing a Public-Private Perspective
Mr. Fleischmann provides extensive experience at the intersection of the private sector, public sector, and civil society – guiding clients on strategy, positioning, message development, reputation & crisis management, and in negotiation in a world where success is increasingly dependent on involvement from a diverse set of global stakeholders.
Alan H. Fleischmann is a Principal and Managing Board Member of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, which is affiliated with Albright Capital Management, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. In this capacity, he leverages his multi-sector leadership experiences advising multinational corporations on their international business strategies.
Throughout his career, Mr. Fleischmann has worked in domestic and global arenas with a wide range of Fortune 500 chief executives and their top leadership, public officials and international financial institutions.
Mr. Fleischmann is Co-Founder, Board Member, and Managing Director of ImagineNations Group, a partnership-based global network that provides young entrepreneurs with financial capital, technologies, business/leadership coaching and an on-line portal in emerging and frontier markets. These initiatives support the employment and entrepreneurship of young women and men, contribute to building thriving communities, and catalyze the creation of micro- and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
He was the former chairman of the Executive Committee of the World Bank-ImagineNations Global Partnership for Youth Investment (GPYI) and is the 2008 winner of the Goodwin Prize for ImagineNations’ global work to promote entrepreneurship in the developing world. For several years, Mr. Fleischmann has also been Senior Vice President of Penn Schoen & Berland Associates (PSB Associates), the global strategic communications firm.
In 2011, Fleischmann was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve on the Industry Trade Advisory Commission (ITAC) and as a Member of the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. In 2010, Fleischmann was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve as a Delegate to the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship. 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.
Mr. Fleischmann served as Chief of Staff to Maryland’s Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and as a member of the Governor’s Cabinet. He is also a former staff director of the U.S. Congress Committee on Foreign Affairs and its Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. Previously, he was Vice President of LATCORP (Latin American Trade Corporation), a private trade finance company; and served as a senior associate of JP Morgan Chase in the Americas. During this period, he spent several years working in Argentina and across South America. He is also a graduate of the Chase Manhattan (J.P. Morgan Chase) Senior Management Training Program.
During the historic period of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Mr. Fleischmann served as a policy aide in the German parliament, working for former German Chancellor, SPD Chairman, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Willy Brandt and his foundation for development and peace, while receiving a Bundestag Fellowship at the Friedrich Wilhelms Universität. Fleischmann was elected and served as the “Sprecher” (Leader) of the fellowship during his time in Germany.
Mr. Fleischmann is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a board member of the Atlantic Council. He has served on the board of directors of the OffitBank (now Wells Fargo), the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, the University of Maryland Medical System, Shock Trauma Emergency Medical Center, and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) at the Johns Hopkins University.
Mr. Fleischmann is an original member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and a member of the Robert F. Kennedy Center Leadership Council. Mr. Fleischmann serves on the board of directors of the Cal Ripken Foundation, the board of advisors of the James R. Jordan Family Foundation, and ASSET, the Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking. He was also a featured speaker at the 8th Annual Global Philanthropy Forum and at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is a member of the Global Philanthropists Circle (GPC), chair of the Global Service Leaders Initiative of the Meridian International Center (GSLI), and a board member of the Initiative for Global Development (IGD).
Mr. Fleischmann 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. He was the 2008 Alumnus of the Year, awarded by the School of International Service (SIS) of American University, where he serves as chairman of the board of the Dean’s Council. In 2012, Mr. Fleischmann was awarded the American University Cyrus A. Ansary Medal.
He speaks Spanish and German.