< Back Alan H. H. Fleischmann, Founder, Chairman & CEO
Alan H. 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, in an all-in integrated global ecosystem that provides clients with unparalleled counsel and operational support to maximize opportunities and mitigate risks. 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-chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez.
Fleischmann has 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; founding Vice President of the trade investment firm LATCORP; and served as a Senior Associate of J.P. Morgan Chase (formerly Chase Manhattan Bank). For several years, he served on the board of directors of OFFITBank, the wealth management private bank.
Fleischmann is also the Co-founder of ImagineNations Group, a global network that promotes youth investment, youth-led enterprise, and entrepreneurship, and was awarded the Goodwin Prize 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 is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an Executive Committee Board Member of the Atlantic Council. He has served on the board of the Jane Goodall Institute and now serves as a founding Board Member of the Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation. In addition, Fleischmann serves as a Board Member of the Eisenhower Fellowships, a member of the Leadership Council of the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Center, and was a founding member of the Clinton Global Initiative. In addition, he serves on the board of the American Council on Germany (ACG), the Cal Ripken Foundation, the James R. Jordan Foundation (Mrs. Deloris Jordan & family), the Deepak Chopra Foundation, and the Just Capital Foundation. Fleischmann serves on the Board of Directors of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Emergency Medical Center (and has been a longtime member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Maryland Medical System). He is a Board Member of the Rock Creek Park Conservancy. He is an executive committee Board Member of Humanitas 360.
Fleischmann is a Board Member of the Phillips Collection art museum, the Washington National Opera of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, a member of the Board of Trustees of Morehouse College, and an advisory director serving on the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall.
During the historic period of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Fleischmann served as a policy aide in the German parliament, working for former German Chancellor Willy Brandt’s foundation for development and peace, while receiving a Bundestag Fellowship at the Friedrich Wilhelms Universität.
Fleischmann was awarded an M.A. with honors from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he has served 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. Fleischmann chairs the Board of Advisors of the School of International Service (SIS).
Fleischmann is also the Co-Host of the show “Leadership Matters” on SiriusXM Radio and has authored numerous articles on leadership and CEO statesmanship.
Fleischmann serves as a member of the Global Philanthropists Circle (GPC), founded by the late David Rockefeller and his daughter Peggy Dulany.
He is married, lives in Washington DC, and is the father of two children.