The Society is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization governed by a 15-member Board of Directors that supports the 7 officers of the Society. The Board meets 5 times per year September through May while the Executive Committee (composed of the officers) meets in alternate months, also 5 times per year, October through June. Standing or specialized committees, typically headed by a Vice President, are responsible for planning and implementing various programs and activities.  The key committees cover: Music, Arts, Library, Finance, Information Technology, Marketing/Events, Membership, Giving Programs, Capital Projects,  Maintenance, Volunteer Activities, Planning/Nominating, Scholarship, Film, and the German Language Program, as well as Personnel.

Officers and Executive Committee

Anton Michels

Senior Vice President
Hardy von Auenmueller

Vice President of Development
Ernie Weiler

Vice President of Culture and Heritage
Maria Sturm

Vice President of Finance
Lew Volgenau

Vice President of Capital Projects
Hans Mueller

Lew Volgenau

Jean Godsall-Myers



Directors, Class of 2017
Charles Borowsky
Allen Krumm
Daniel Lippard
Lou Oschmann
Anthony Waskie

Directors, Class of 2018
Jeannette Brugger
Joseph DeMaria
Petra Goedde
Bill Hardham
Jim Niessen

Directors, Class of 2019
Harold Glass
Josh Helfand
Marwan Kreidie
Mark McGuigan
Marnie Old

President Emeritus

James Mundy
Hardy von Auenmueller
Ernest Weiler


Office Manager
Liesl Jandrey

Administrative Assistant
Tina Plokarz

Bettina Hess