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Ambassador Hans Hertell

Ambassador Hans Hertell is an attorney with over 30 years’ experience in government, public affairs, business, and banking.

THE HERTELL GROUP encompasses group of seasoned and qualified, ex government, corporate and financial sector principals, with proven  backgrounds in legal,  finance, engineering, management, government relations and international business.


Ambassador Hans H. Hertell was the United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic on from 2001 to 2007. Ambassador Hertell was the second longest serving U.S. Ambassador and he was awarded the prestigious Cobb Award for Excellency in Diplomacy by the Department of State.

Before being an Ambassador, Mr. Hertell’s experience includes being the Managing Director for Latin America and the Caribbean for Black, Kelly, Scruggs and Healey, a government and public affairs company based in Washington, D.C. He was President of a publicly traded company, Ponce Federal Bank (NYSE), and a founding partner of the third largest full service law firm in Puerto Rico, Goldman, Antonetti, Ferraiuoli, Axtmayer and Hertell. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York.

Amb. Hertell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University of New York, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Puerto Rico. He is married to Marie Hertell, and they have three children.

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