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Board Co-Chairs

Board Co-Chairs

Dagmar Schnelle, Director of Government Affairs, AUDI AG 

Co-Chair, TABC (Europe)

Dagmar Schnelle, Director at Government Affairs Department of AUDI AG in Germany, is leading various projects and topics for the Board of Management of the company since 2006. Her main responsibility is international trade policy, also Audi’s Strategic Partnership with the World Economic Forum is part of her professional portfolio. Transatlantic relations are at the heart of Audi AG’s work, being involved into the efforts of automobile technical alignment (e.g. Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC)).

Dagmar Schnelle is alumni of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (1998) and served as advisor for various private and public institutions before joining the Audi Group.

Josh Denney, Senior Vice President, Director of Government Affairs, BBVA

Co-Chair, TABC (U.S.)

Josh Denney is Senior Vice President and Director of Government Affairs for BBVA where he draws on 21 years of professional experience in public affairs and government relations to lead the Washington office for BBVA and represents the company’s interests before both political parties and both chambers of Congress, the administration, regulatory agencies, and industry associations.

Josh Denney was previously Vice President of Public Policy at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) where he managed a team of policy experts on residential mortgage issues, developed the Association’s positions and represented the interests of the MBA’s member companies before federal agencies and executive branch officials. He previously served as the Association’s primary liaison with Republican members of the U.S. Senate.

Prior to joining MBA, Josh Denney was Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee’s Subcommittee on International Trade and Finance and Legislative Assistant to then U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel. He advised the Senator on financial, economic, and commerce issues, including banking, housing, transportation, taxes, the federal budget, and the postal service. He also served as the Senator’s chief spokesperson with the national news media in 2002.

Prior to the Senate, he managed public affairs campaigns for a variety of government, corporate, and nonprofit clients at Powell Tate/Weber Shandwick in Washington.