Over the past 25 years the PACE team and affiliates have worked closely in various business sectors as well as the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. and foreign governments.
The backgrounds of the members of the firm reflect a wealth of experience that includes appointments to administrative agencies, serving as members of Congressional staffs, working in multiple defense and intelligence organizations, serving as university educators, developing media relations programs and running international businesses.
DAVID S. GERMROTH
David S. Germroth has amassed considerable experience in state and federal legislative/regulatory advocacy, grassroots organization, public policy research, and public affairs. He served as a liaison representing a number of national security and trade organizations before Congress, the White House, Departments of State, Transportation, Homeland Security, Defense and agencies in the DNI community. He has extensive experience authoring congressional testimony and legislation and responses to regulatory proposals.
David has served as a visiting fellow at The Brookings Institution; The Eisenhower World Affairs Institute, an affiliate of Gettysburg College, Washington, D.C., and was the Assistant Director, Government Affairs and Program Outreach for the United States Information Agency's Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, Washington, D.C. A former legislative assistant to a member of Congress, David also served in the USAF as a War Readiness Material (WRM) specialist and a German linguist. A graduate of Temple University, David has specific expertise in the area of maritime issues, transportation issues, Defense, national security and international trade policy. As such, he has served as an Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Widener Law School, Temple University, and LaSalle University.
WILLIAM VAN RENSALIER PARKER
William Van Rensalier Parker is an Associate of PACE. He is also an Adjunct Fellow for National Security Analysis at John Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and Special Advisor for International Affairs to the Space Foundation.
Mr. Parker completed a 31-year Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State, culminating at the rank of Minister-Counselor while serving as Foreign Affairs Advisor to General James E. Cartwright, former Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). Mr. Parker started his career at the United States Information Agency (USIA), the branch of the U.S. Government responsible for strategic communication, public diplomacy abroad and international educational exchanges. USIA was subsumed into the Department of State in 1999. Mr. Parker’s Foreign Service postings include New Delhi, India; the U.S. Mission to NATO, Brussels, Belgium; Davao, Philippines; Paramaribo, Suriname; Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; and Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
He holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and International Affairs from Thiel College, in Greenville, Pa., and has trained at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center, U.S. Department of State and at the National Security Space Institute (NSSI). He speaks French and survivor Spanish and Dutch.
Paul Midzak is a Washington, DC based associate with significant knowledge of the U.S. political, legal and administrative systems.
Paul’s practice areas include aerospace program management, intellectual property licensing and policy, as well as international trade issues. He specializes in administrative and transactional matters. His understanding of the legislative process was gained through his work in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the diplomatic area, he worked with the Department of State where he was based in Germany.
Paul holds a J.D. from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, completed graduate studies at the University of Hamburg as a Fulbright Scholar and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science from Temple University.