John B. Emerson

Former Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, U.S. Department of State

John B. Emerson served as ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany until January 2017. He previously served as president of Capital Group Private Client Services from 1997 to 2013. As an ambassador, Emerson was the 2015 recipient of the State Department’s Sue M. Cobb Award for Exemplary Diplomatic Service. Emerson also served on President Bill Clinton’s senior staff from 1993 to 1997.