Committees

Guest of Honor

Mr. René Pape
Bass & two times Grammy Award Winner
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Honorary Committee

 Mr. Dieter Beintrexler & Mrs. Elisabeth Hirst von Neckersthal
Former Chairman of IFC

The Honorable Helmut Boeck & Mrs. Barbara Boehm-Boeck
Consul General of Austria in New York

The Honorable Renate Brauner
Executive City Councillor of Finance, Economic and International Affairs

Ms. Helene von Damm
Former U.S. Ambassador to Austria

Mr. Gerald Fiala
Chief Representative, New York Representative Office Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Mr. Michael Friedl & Mrs. Amel Derragui-Friedl
Austrian Trade Commissioner in New York

Mrs. Silvia Frieser
President, U.S. Austrian Chamber of Commerce

The Honorable Johann Gudenus
Member of the Parliament

Dr. Sabine Haag
Director General of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

T.I.R.H Archduke Geza von Habsburg & Archduchess Elizabeth von Habsburg

The Honorable Michael Häupl
Governor and Mayor of Vienna

Dr. Johannes Hofer
Former President, U.S. Austrian Chamber of Commerce

The Honorable Irena M. Holiat
Co-Chair Saddle River, Municipal Committee

H.E. Jan Kickert & Mrs. Latica Tomasic-Kickert
Ambassador of Austria to the United Nations

Dr. Karin Kneissl
Foreign Minister of the Republic of Austria

H.E. Sebastian Kurz
Chancellor of the Republic of Austria

The Honorable Christine Moser
Director, Austrian Cultural Forum New York

The Honorable Dominik Nepp
Vice Mayor of Vienna

Prof. Dr. Ewald Nowotny
Governor of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Mr. Edgardo Osorio
Creative Director, Aquazzura

Mr. Michael Otter
Director General, Advantage Austria, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Ms. Sandra Peterson
General Manager, Erste Group Bank AG, NY Branch

Dr. Andreas Mailath-Pokorny
 Executive City Councillor for Cultural Affairs, Science and Sports

Mr. Christian Pöttler & Mrs. Ursula Pöttler-Fellner
Echo Medienhaus

Ms. Renée Price
Director, Neue Galerie New York

The Honorable Erwin Pröll
Former Governor of the State of Lower Austria

Ms. Denise Rich
Founder, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research

Ms. Martha Schultz
Vice President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Dr. Christian Strasser
Director, MuseumsQuartier Wien

Mr. Max Strauss & Mrs. Sissy Strauss
Former Artistic Liaison at the Metropolitan Opera New York

H.E. Franz Vranitzky
Former Chancellor of the Republic of Austria

H.E. Wolfgang A. Waldner & Mrs. Gudrun Faudon-Waldner
Ambassador of Austria to the United States

Executive Board

Mrs. Silvia Frieser
President & Executive Director

Ms. Eva Trenker
Treasurer & Director

Mrs. Eva Chickering
Board Secretary & Director

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International Business Committee

 Ms. Imke Gerdes
Mrs. Sabine Riglos
Co-Chairs

Mrs. Jeanne Chrisholm
Ms. Caroline Corwin
Mr. Thomas Fekete
Mr. Christian Fuchs
Mrs. Raluca Gold-Fuchs
Ms. Gabi Hegan
Mrs. Bärbel Holaus
Ms. Gloria Starr Kins
Ms. Susanna Koning van den Alerdinck
Dr. Johanna König
Ms. Randy Lombard
Dr. Josef Mantl
Ms. Katarina Novakova
Ms. Julia Puaschunder
Ms. Maria Schachermayer
Mrs. Laine Siklos

Patrons

Mr. Marwan Attar
Ms. Pamela Baragona
Ms. Mihaela Bogdan
Mr. David Brower
Ms. Judy Burgess
Mr. David Chou
Mrs. Juliana Dancanet
Mr. Lino Dumani
Mr. Davie Esau
Mr. Anton Feihofner
Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Fox
Ms. Cathy Francis
Prof. Carmen Fusco
Ms. Imke Gerdes
Mrs. Susie Hahn
Ms. Greta Havanassian
Mr. Norman K. Keller
Mr. Braxton Knowles
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Landegger
Ms. Nicole Looks
Ms. Stephanie Marxen
Mr. Jose Rivera
Ms. Dana Romita
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Rosen
Mr. Jon Roy
Mrs. Jean Shafiroff
Ms. Augustine Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Soloway
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Tober
Mr. & Mrs. Alan Whitman

Platinum Tier

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Diamond Tier

Mr. & Mrs. Ram Sundaram

Grand Tier

Ms. Janna Bullock
Freiheitliche Partei Oesterreich –
Landesgruppe Wien
Mr. & Mrs. Miguel Riglos

Corporate Committee

Aida
Atelier Swarovksi
Austrian Trade Commission
Baker McKenzie
Big Bus
CityKinder
City of Vienna
Erste Group Bank AG, NY Branch
Hallstein Artesian Water
Harnik Law Firm
Ottakringer
Reisetbauer
Schlumberger
Stin Gin

Junior Committee

Ms. Briana A. Lestage
Ms. Eileen Yidi Wang
Co-Chair
Ms. Allison Kate Lavine
Ms. Milana Guseinzade
Archduke Michael de Habsbourg-Lorraine
Ms. Wina Huang
Ms. Anouk Kos
Mr. Maximilian Kunz
Mrs. Katharina Kunz
Ms. Elif Memet
Mr. Samuel Ravani
Ms. Viktoria Schoedl
Mr. Sebastian Sampl
Ms. Anna Vladymyrska
Ms. Jingwen Zhang

Debutante & Escort Committee

Mr. Daniel Bak
Ms. Meredith Baker Schott
Mr. Samuel D. Boaknin
Ms. Diana Bocsha
Mr. Kevin O’Brien
Mr. Derek Cinader Brooks
Ms. Eugenia Bullock
Ms. Kirsten Rischert-Garcia
Mr. Gerard William Ford III
Archduchess Isabella von Habsburg
Ms. Kara Jordan
Mr. Jason Leeds
Mr. Marc Mayral
Mr. Gordon Benjamin Mellin
Mr. Devin Packard
Ms. MaryAlice Postel
Ms. Sheena Qiao
Mr. Ryan Thomas Roth
Mr. Felipe Saenz-Manrique
Ms. Emma Cäcilia Schrott
Ms. Aria Minakshi Sundaram
Ms. Ashley Elizabeth Trester
Ms. Madison Lindsey Trester
Mr. Ben Xu