Mr. Kolbe is a former member of the US House of Representatives from the state of Arizona,
serving from 1985 through 2007. While in the House, he was a member of the Appropriations
Committee, serving as chair of the Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export
Financing and Related Programs. He now serves as a senior transatlantic fellow at the
German Marshall Fund think tank, in addition to being a consultant for Kissinger McLarty
Associates. He is co-chair of the Transatlantic Taskforce on Development with Gunilla
Carlsson, the Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation. He also serves
as an adjunct professor in the College of Business at the University of Arizona.