Alan H. Fleischmann, Founder, Chairman & CEO
Alan H. Fleischmann is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Laurel Strategies, the global CEO strategic advisory firm for leaders, chief executives, and their C-Suite. Laurel Strategies helps design comprehensive strategies while executing across all levels of implementation, bringing together the disciplines of financial and corporate communications, government affairs, crisis management, investor relations, media relations, corporate governance, talent advisory and coaching, in-depth research, and business intelligence capabilities. Drawing on deep expertise and experience in philanthropy, Laurel Strategies also serves as philanthropic advisors and as a family office for clients worldwide.
Previously, Fleischmann was a founding Principal and member of the managing board and operating committee of the global business strategy firm Albright Stonebridge Group (that combined the former Albright Group with Stonebridge International), co-founded by the late U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright.
Fleischmann had earlier also served as a member of the leadership team of the strategic communications firm PSB Associates. Fleischmann was Chief of Staff to the Honorable Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and served in the State of Maryland Governor’s Cabinet; a Staff Director of the U.S. Congress Committee on Foreign Affairs and its Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere; and a founding Vice President of the trade investment firm LATCORP.
Fleischmann was also the co-founder of ImagineNations Group, a global network that promotes youth investment, youth-led enterprise, and entrepreneurship. Fleischmann was awarded the Goodwin Prize in Siena, Italy for ImagineNations’ global work to promote entrepreneurship in the developing world.
Fleischmann was a lead member of the Obama Presidential Transition Team from 2008–2009, was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve as a member of the Board of Advisors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (ExIm Bank), a member of the International Trade Advisory Commission (ITAC), and as a member of White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.
Fleischmann serves on the boards of the Atlantic Council, the American Council on Germany (ACG), the Museum of the American Revolution, the Cal Ripken Foundation, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Emergency Medical Center, Morehouse College, the Washington National Opera of the John F. Kennedy Center, and JUST Capital. He is also a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Leadership Council of the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Center, an advisory director serving on the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall and was a founding member of the Clinton Global Initiative and formerly a board member of the Phillips Collection, the Eisenhower Fellowship, and the Deepak Chopra Foundation. He previously served on the boards of the Jane Goodall Institute and was a founding board member of the Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation, where he serves on Jane Goodall’s Council of Hope.
Fleischmann was awarded an M.A. with honors from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He received a B.A. and B.S. with honors from American University. He has previously served on the boards of SAIS and was the Chairman of the Board of the American University School of International Service (SIS).
Fleischmann is also the host of the show “Leadership Matters” on SiriusXM Radio and has authored numerous articles on leadership and CEO statesmanship.
He is married, lives in Washington DC, and is the father of two children.
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