Member-at-Large, Switzerland; Media Relations Team Leader, Switzerland

I am a New Yorker who moved to Switzerland in 1991. I studied international relations and have always been interested in politics. Recent events in the US have scared me into finally trying to be more active.  I am particularly concerned about environmental issues, foreign policy, protecting our democracy and strengthening social solidarity.
On arrival in Geneva I joined the World Economic Forum. I then spent 27 years with the UN Environment Programme, the Group on Earth Observations and the World Meteorological Organization working on press and communications in the fields of climate change and the environment.  I retired end-2017.
My wife and I now live in Vaud and the Valais. Our three children live in Spain and Australia. I look forward to engaging with Americans in Switzerland to advance Democratic Party values and policies back home in the US of A.
You can email me at [email protected].

  • rsvped for 2023 Extraordinary General Meeting 2023-03-20 11:47:09 -0400

    2023 Extraordinary General Meeting

    Democrats Abroad Switzerland was fortunate enough in the final global membership count this year to be awarded an additional Democratic Party Committee Abroad representative position. The DPCA representatives attend general meetings of the Party and represent the interests of Democrats living in Switzerland to the Democratic Party globally. While having an additional representative is wonderful news for our members, it also means that we need to elect that individual.

    We will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting on April 13th. At this meeting, we will:

    • elect our new DPCA representative
    • elect alternate DPCA representatives
    • elect a new Vice Chair

    If you are interested in running for either DPCA representative or Vice Chair, please inform the Nominations Committee via email before the deadline of March 9th. Include your name, address, telephone number, email address, and a brief statement of intention to run.

    By March 19th we will distribute candidate names, short bios, and voting procedures to all members by email. You can follow this link to see excepts from the DACH Bylaws that describe the positions available.

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    April 13, 2023 at 7:30pm
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    Basel, BS
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