Board of Directors 2017-2018

The American Club of Sweden Board 2017-2018

Honorary President ad interim
David Lindwall

David Lindwall arrived in Stockholm in 2016 after serving for two years as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. In over 31 years in the United States Foreign Service, he has served in political and senior management positions in Latin America, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Throughout his career, Mr. Lindwall has served in countries where promoting democracy and human rights were among the United States’ highest policy priorities.

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Julie Lindahl
Author and social entrepreneur. Beekeeper.

Julie Lindahl portrait

First Vice President
Anders Bjers
Communications expert who has lived in twice in the U.S. In New York, NY and in Palo Alto, CA. First time in the U.S was to visit relatives in Fairfield, Connecticut. I have many reasons to be active in the American Club of Sweden and contribute to the bonds between USA and Sweden. 

Anders Bjers portrait

Second Vice President
Martin Dworén
Former marketing consultant turned employee for non-profit Fryshuset. Cultural connoisseur and knowledgeable opera guide.

Martin Dworén portrait

Gunnar Hesse
Professional board expert and provides other management consulting services. Past chair of American Chamber of Commerce.  Avid bird watcher, enjoys traveling, wine and food.

Gunnar Hesse portrait
Lars Eriksson
All around athletics enthusiast, lawyer, Sweden-America fan and family man.
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Lydia Smith-Pollard
United States Embassy
U.S. Embassy Stockholm Community Liaison Office Coordinator; ex-officio link for Club to America in Sweden.

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Jerry Bartlett
Number cruncher. Doer.

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Sandra Carpenter
Writer, communications expert and all-around creative.

Sandra Carpenter portrait

Elizabeth Dacey
Gregarious communicator.

Elizabeth Dacey portrait

Deborah Duerr
Galleri owner, graphic designer and teacher with an entrepreneurial spirit.

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Mary Scheuermann
Health policy expert and creative problem solver

Mary Scheuermann portrait

Anna Rosvall Stuart
Executive Director of The Sweden-America Foundation.  Native Stockholmer, keen conversationalist and networker, happy to promote US academia in Sweden.

Anna Rosvall Stuart portrait

Germaine R. Thomas
Provides professional solutions in an inter-cultural context.  She is a songbird of Stockholm creating choral classics.

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Larry Zoumas
IT consultant and entrepreneur with a love of tennis, craft beer, music, and video games.

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Officers and Directors are reachable using firstname.lastname at e-mail addresses.

The Board of Directors is elected by the membership as part of each annual meeting. Candidates for open Board positions are provided by the nominating committee which can be reached for recommendations or inquiries by contacting any one of the Club officers.

* Provided for in Club Bylaws, the current United States Ambassador to Sweden can be nominated as Honorary President by the Board of Directors. This tradition is based on strong and productive relationships between groups and U.S. representatives meeting in Sweden documented as early as Consul Charles Leas in 1862.
The Club's founding on April 3, 1905, provides a link to the first United States Ambassador to Sweden, Benjamin Franklin, who was the U.S. signatory to the Treaty of Amity and Commerce Between the United States and Sweden on April 3, 1783.