Welcome to our new magazine, the Transponder! On behalf of the Bertelsmann Foundation, it is our pleasure to share with you Issue 1.
The Transponder examines the state of the transatlantic partnership in the past and present to determine the factors needed to maintain its strength. We conclude that the short-term turbulence that lies ahead will not alter a solid bedrock.
Our magazine provides insight into a past and present that bodes well for the future, while exploring the question, “What is rocking the transatlantic relationship today?” Topics explored in Issue 1 include Angela Merkel’s legacy, climate security and action, transatlantic trends, diplomacy, democracy, and how film making is paving a new front in exploring the transatlantic relationship.
Manager, Digital Communications and Outreach
Chesney Garnos joined the Bertelsmann Foundation in June of 2021 as Manager of Digital Communications & Outreach. Specifically, Chesney manages the organization’s social media and organizational outreach. Additionally, she is the editor of our new company magazine, the Transponder.
Before joining Bertelsmann, Chesney served in previous roles at the United States Senate, Milken Institute, and the D.C. based nonprofit, GOODProjects.
A graduate of the University of South Dakota, Chesney received her Master’s Degree in Communication Studies, in addition to her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Social Media Marketing.
Growing up in a rural town next to the Lower Brule Reservation in South Dakota, Chesney is an advocate for more accessible resources and opportunities for rural communities across the globe.