The Board of Directors consists of a twelve volunteers elected by the membership who serve to fulfill the mission and vision of the organization

Interested in serving on the Board of Directors? Have a person to recommend for service?

DANK Recruitment Information  

Marco Heuer, President

Janka Pieper, First Vice President

Michael Waechter, Second Vice President

Rebecca Pope, Secretary

John Grischow, Treasurer

Mary Owen, Director

Eric Bentsen, Director

Tom Gregory, Director

John Mickey, Director

Karl-Eric Zimniok

Vincent Roever, Director

Brian Clauss, Director

Kenny Howanski, Director


All members and volunteers are welcome to help on any of the committees listed below. Please contact the Governance Committee to get started!

  • Programming
    Community Outreach & Cultural, Visual, and Performing Arts Programming
  • Education
    Language School and Classes
  • Museum & Library
    Museum Programming, Archives Management, and Library Maintenance
  • Governance
    Directors Nominations, Bylaws, and Parliamentary Procedures
  • Internal Affairs
    Building Maintenance and Finance
  • External Affairs
    Public Relations, Membership and Marketing


4740 N. Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.DANK Haus German American Cultural Center does not discriminate based on race, color, sexuality, national origin, sex, disability or age.

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