Besides his role as Board Chair at FPI, he is a member of the Board of the National Democratic Institute which promotes democracy around the world, and of the Executive Committee of the Federal City Council in Washington, DC. He also serve as a board member of Fiat Industrial SpA, a maker of trucks and agricultural construction equipment.
Rob Liberatore joined the German Marshall Fund as a Senior Transatlantic Fellow in June 2008. He previously served as the Head of Global External Affairs and Public Policy for DaimlerChrysler. In this role he was responsible for relations with governments and societies around the world and developing the company’s position on public policy issues. This included corporate representative offices in almost forty countries, including principal operations in Washington, DC, Stuttgart, Berlin, and Brussels. The department managed government policy issues wherever DaimlerChrysler did business and played an important role in DaimlerChrysler’s corporate social responsibility efforts.
Liberatore joined the Chrysler Corporation in 1985 after working on Capitol Hill for ten years, including four years as staff director for Senate Leader Robert C. Byrd (1979-84). He also served as legislative director for Senator Floyd Haskell from 1975-79, and assistant treasurer and international corporate loan officer, Chase Manhattan Bank, New York and Kingston, Jamaica from 1972-75.
Mr. Liberatore holds his Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. He has been honored by The American Jewish Committee with their “Civic Achievement Award,” The Bryce Harlow Foundation with its Business-Government Relations Award, and was a recipient of the Lewis-Houghton Leadership Award in 2008.