Ralf D. Wiedemann, Secretary, has served as Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany since 2012. Mr. Wiedemann is an attorney at the Center City law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP in the firm’s Immigration and Nationality practice. He represents corporate and individual clients in a broad variety of employment and family-based U.S. immigration matters. Mr. Wiedemann is a graduate of Valparaiso University and the University of Minnesota Law School. He has lived in Germany, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic, and has resided in the Philadelphia region since 2000. Mr. Wiedemann is married with two children. When he is not assisting clients with their visa, green card, and citizenship matters, or handling German passport applications, Mr. Wiedemann is a vocal supporter of the Philadelphia independent music scene. He additionally serves on the board of directors of the U.S. branch of Action Reconciliation Service for Peace, which places young German volunteers with social services providers working with Holocaust survivors and other groups.