Iñigo Arzac, Business Development Manager for Latin America & Spain at GlobalSCAPE, has been named a 2013 Marshall Memorial Fellow by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). He is one of 50 emerging American leaders to be awarded this honor after a very competitive nationwide and regional selection process.
Arzac and the other 49 fellows will participate in one of three 24-day travelling programs to five European cities to explore the institutions, politics, business and culture on the other side of the Atlantic. The group will meet formally and informally with a range of policymakers, prominent community members, business leaders and other European counterparts.
The Marshall Memorial Fellowship was established by the GMF in 1982 to provide the new generation of European leaders with perspectives on transatlantic and domestic issues through travel and high-level meetings in the United States. In 1999, GMF launched a companion program to expose future U.S. leaders to a changing and expanding Europe.
Fellows must be nominated by a recognized leader in their community or professional field. San Antonio has just been added to the list of cities that participate in this process on the United States side, both for nominating and for hosting fellows. The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SAHCC) and the World Affairs Council of San Antonio (WACofSA) are the nominating organizations for San Antonio. The SAHCC serves as the principal resource and advocate for the growth of Hispanic Businesses and the driving force in guiding San Antonio’s emergence as a national leader of successful Hispanics in business. WACofSA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes greater understanding of global ideas and issues through panel discussions, business luncheons, high school educational programs, and a series of internationally renowned speakers on international politics, business and culture. Arzac is on the Executive Board for both organizations. He serves as Co-Chair of the International Business Subcommittee of the SAHCC and as Chair of the International Contemporaries young professionals group of WACofSA.
The participation of San Antonio in the Marshall Memorial Fellowship program will allow the city to expand its transatlantic relationships, resulting in more business, cultural, and government collaborations.
San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce