RALEIGH, N.C. - Kristen M. Hess, AIA, LEED AP, President of HH Architecture, has been selected as a 2011 American Marshall Memorial Fellow by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). She is being recognized as one of 16 emerging leaders representing the United States on a 24-day fellowship program throughout Europe.
Through a competitive nationwide and regional process, The Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) selects fellows from politics, government, media, business, and the non-profit sector. Ms. Hess is one of three individuals selected from North Carolina to represent the United States during the fall trip.
The MMF program educates emerging American and European leaders on the importance of the transatlantic relationship and encourages them to collaborate on a wide range of international and domestic policy challenges.
On the MMF fall trip, American fellows will learn about the institutions and people that guide Europe’s cities, regions, countries, and multi-lateral systems through open discussions with their European counterparts. Fellows will convene in Washington, DC and will travel throughout Europe. Ms. Hess will meet with a range of policy makers and prominent members of the following cities:
“I am honored to be selected among such a prestigious group and to be a representative of North Carolina and the United States,” said Ms. Hess. “Having the opportunity to visit Europe, exchange ideas with my colleagues and international counterparts, and gain a greater understanding of how the world is rapidly changing is a unique and thrilling experience.”
The Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) was created in 1982 to introduce a new generation of European leaders to America’s institutions, politics, and people. Fellows come from across the United States and from 37 European countries. To learn more about the Marshall Memorial Fellowship, visit www.gmfus.org/cs/mmf.
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