Guest Speaker: Ms. Jennifer Gavito, US Consul General Munich: “Insights on the German- American Relationship”
Insights on the German- American Relationship
When: Wednesday, 24th February, 2016
Time: Registration starts at 1830, Meeting 1900-2200
Where: Marriott Hotel, Berlinerstrasse 93, 80805 Munich
This is your chance to hear from and meet the new US Consul General for Munich, Jennifer Gavito, who will join us for our February monthly meeting. Jen will update us on key facets of the German/Bavarian relationship with the USA: the current and evolving US economic and diplomatic situations, the upcoming US elections, and the latest scoop on the TTIP negotiations. To top it off, she will share us her insights on the 10-12th Munich Security Conference.
Jennifer Gavito – Jen is the new U.S. Consul General in Munich, Germany. She most recently served for three years as the Chief of the Political Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, where she acted as the Consul General’s senior political advisor on all issues related to the Middle East peace negotiations and U.S. policy toward Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza. Her service in Jerusalem followed one year as Foreign Affairs Policy Advisor to the U.S. Africa Command’s Directorate for Plans, Policies, and Programs (J5) in Stuttgart.
From 2008-2011, Jen was Deputy Principal Officer of the U.S. Consulate General in Dubai. Prior to that assignment, she was Director for Syria and Lebanon on the staff of the National Security Council at the White House. She has also served as Deputy Director of the Maghreb Affairs Office in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, where she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of U.S. policy toward North Africa. She was previously the Department of State’s primary action officer on Libya. From 2003 to 2005, Jen served as head of the Economic/Commercial section at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. Her earlier tours were as an Economic and Consular Officer in Nicaragua and as a Vice-Consul at the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt. Before joining the State Department in 1998, she worked at the U.S. Department of Treasury as an Economic Analyst.
Jen speaks German, French, and Spanish. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri and now calling Colorado home, she attended American University in Washington, D.C. She is married and has two young sons.