Stephen F. Brauer

Stephen F. Brauer was the United States Ambassador to Belgium. He took his oath on June 1, 2001, and presented his credentials to the King on June 12 and and returned to the United States in September 2003.

Ambassador Brauer is the 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 1,200. 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 and an LL.D. (Hon.) in 1997. He served to 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army Corps of Engineers from 1968-1970, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. Mr. Brauer also served as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army from 1991-1994.

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, of 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 currently Chair of the Board of Trustees of Washington University in St. Louis, and a member of St. Louis Civic Progress.

Mr. Brauer is a partner in the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball LP and is a former director of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE). Until his appointment as US Ambassador, Mr. Brauer was Honorary Consul of Belgium for Missouri.

Honors and awards include the St. Louis RCGA Science and Technology Award in 1993, the St. Louis Country Day Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1997 and the Missouri Botanical Garden Henry Shaw Medal in 2003.

Ambassadorial Post(s)

Belgium, (2001 - 2003)

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