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PETER WINKLER  |  President

I was born and raised just outside the Bavarian city of Nürnberg and moved to the United States when I was 22. After 1 ½ years as a management trainee in Boston, I moved to Chicago and have worked for several large hotels and hotel corporate offices. In my current role, I am in charge of online marketing for over 850 hotels. With a strong background in revenue management, my skills also include managing several multi-million dollar budgets, driving top-line revenues, diversifying income sources, optimizing distribution channels, and developing and implementing new business ideas.

In my leisure time, I enjoy attending music events ranging from symphony performances to rock concerts, but also play the accordion.  I also recently picked up photography as a new hobby and started several art projects from “German traces in Chicago” to “Mexico and the VW Beetle.” I am also a big fan of German events in the city and do not hesitate bringing out my original Lederhosen.

I am continuing to combine the modern Germany that I grew up in with the traditions of my heritage and ensure both the contemporary and the folklore Germany is evangelized through DANK. In addition, I have been utilizing my strong business sense to make DANK a successful association.

DANK Haus
German American Cultural Center
 
4740 North Western Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60625

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Office: +1 (773) 561-9181
Email: Dank@Dankhaus.com

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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