Guest Speaker: Ms. Meghan Gregonis, US Consul General Munich: “The German- American Relationship”
Speaker: Ms. Meghan Gregonis, US Consul General, US Consulate Munich
Topic: The German- American Relationship
When: Wednesday, 26th June 2019
Time: Registration starts at 1830, Meeting 1900-2200
Where: Marriott Hotel, Berlinerstrasse 93, 80805 Munich
Sign-Up: Events tab n the ABC Munich Community Platform at www.agbc-munich.com.
This is your chance to hear from and meet the new US Consul General for Munich, Meghan Gregonis, who will join us for our June monthly meeting. Meghan will address current and evolving US economic and diplomatic situations. She will share the government views on the transatlantic trade and investment relationship and explain the Ambassador’s top priorities – among others defense spending and investment, re-balancing trade, and energy security. Furthermore, she will present her vision on how to continuously expand and improve the Bavarian-American relations during her assignment and reflect the impressions from her first year in Bavaria.
Meghan Gregonis is the United States Consul General in Munich since July 2018. Before her assignment to Germany, she was Deputy Director for Public Diplomacy in the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs where she oversaw and broadened Public Diplomacy engagement in Western Europe. In this capacity, she also coordinated U.S. efforts to counter disinformation.
Prior Washington assignments include the National Security Council at the White House where she directed the U.S. government’s engagement on Turkish affairs from 2012-2013. Meghan led the State Department’s team of officers advancing relations with Turkey as the Senior Turkey Desk Officer (2010-2012) and worked on Jordanian relations as the Jordan Desk Officer (2008-2010).
Her overseas assignments include Islamabad, where she directed the State Department’s largest overseas media office and served as Embassy Spokesperson from 2013-2014. She also served as Embassy Spokesperson and Press Unit Chief in Riyadh from 2007-2008. Earlier assignments include Special Assistant to the Ambassador in Rome from 2004-2007; Press officer in Baghdad in 2003; and Cultural Attaché in Jerusalem from 2002-2004.
Meghan is a distinguished graduate of the National War College and is a graduate of New York University. She completed graduate business studies at Temple University before joining the State Department in 2001. Meghan is also an alumna of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Seminar XXI program, a professional program for current and future leaders in the U.S. military, foreign policy, and national security fields.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Meghan developed businesses at a venture capital company in her hometown of Philadelphia. She speaks German, Italian, French, and Arabic. Meghan and her husband, Dr. Alessio Volante, are avid cyclists.
This event is fully booked.