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Stephen F. Brauer
Ambassador, Belgium
Term of Appointment: 06/01/2001 to 09/17/2003

Ambassador Stephen F. Brauer took his oath of office on June 1, 2001. He arrived in Belgium on June 2, 2001 and presented his credentials to the King on June 12.

Mr. Brauer is the former Chairman and CEO of Hunter Engineering Company which designs, manufactures and sells computer-based automotive service equipment worldwide. He began with Hunter Engineering Company in 1971, became Chief Operating Officer in 1978 and Chief Executive in 1980. The company presently employs about 1200. Hunter includes among its customers virtually all major tire and automobile manufacturers. Born in St. Louis, Mr. Brauer was educated at St. Louis Country Day School and Westminster College (Missouri), where he received a B.A. in Economics in 1967. He served to 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army Corps of Engineers from 1968 to 1970, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. Mr. Brauer also served as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army from 1991 to 1994.

Mr. Brauer has served on numerous charitable and civic boards, including the St. Louis Area Council of Boy Scouts, St. Louis Art Museum and the Missouri Botanical Garden, for which he most recently served as President of the Board of Trustees. He is a past member of the National Board of the Smithsonian Institution and a former member of Missouri’s 21st Judicial District Commission. Mr. Brauer is also a trustee of Washington University in St. Louis, a member of its executive committee, and currently heads the School of Engineering and Applied Science capital campaign.

Mr. Brauer is a partner in the St. Louis Cardinal Baseball LP and sits on the Private Client Board of Bank of America.

Until his appointment as U.S. Ambassador, Mr. Brauer was Honorary Consul of Belgium for Missouri. In that capacity he looked after the affairs of Belgians living or working in Missouri and assisted commercial attachés of the Flanders and Walloon regions in making connections with St. Louis area companies. Other duties have included hosting HRH Prince Philippe and his cousin, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, during the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge Commemoration in St. Louis.

Honors and awards include the St. Louis RCGA Science and Technology Award in 1993, St. Louis Country Day Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1997, Westminster College Alumni Achievement Award and an LLD (hon) in 1997, the Washington University School of Engineering Dean’s Awards in 1998, and the Missouri Republican Party Spirit of Enterprise Award in 1999.



Released on November 20, 2001

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