Evis Gjashta-Hoxhaj is a Group Life, Disability and Absence Management Underwriter with Symetra Life Insurance in Enfield, CT.
Growing up in Germany, Evis studied Jurisprudence at the University of Hamburg before coming to Connecticut in 2013 where she earned her undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance as well as an MBA from the University of Hartford.
Evis became involved with the German School of CT the first year she moved to the US when she started as a substitute teacher and was later offered a permanent position. Her two daughters are attending classes in West Hartford since 2018. Evis joined the Board of Directors in 2020 and is currently a member of the Marketing Committee.
Simon Krebs is a Renewable Energy Engineer with Hartford Steam Boiler & Munch Re.
Born in Munich, Germany Simon grew up in Japan, India, and Germany and studied Mechanical Engineering in Hamburg, Germany. After University, Simon joined German TUV Inspection company in Japan before later joining the renewable energy industry in 2000. After various stops in Germany, England, and Ireland, Simon came to the US in 2010, where he first worked on the West Coast before coming to Connecticut in 2013, joining HSB to support the investment in renewable energy projects by Munich Re.
Simon became involved with the German School of CT in 2013 when is daughter joined the school in West Hartford. Simon joined the Board of Directors in 2020 and is currently a member of the Marketing Committee.
Stefan Riedling is Vice President & Managing Director at Cigna Corporation with over 25 years of experience in Strategy, Marketing, and Finance.
A native of Germany, Stefan holds undergraduate degrees from Reutlingen University (Germany) and Middlesex University (United Kingdom) as well as an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
He has been affiliated with the German School of Connecticut since his daughter started attending classes in West Hartford in 2006. Stefan has served on the Board of Directors since 2012, currently in his capacity as Treasurer as well as Member of the Investment Committee, the Fundraising Committee, and the Search Committee.
Helen Stroebel is Finance Director at Bausch + Stroebel Machine Co. Inc. in North Branford CT, the subsidiary of a German machine manufacturer.
Born and raised in Germany, she completed an apprenticeship, went on to study Business Administration at the FH Nürtingen before coming to the US where she studied at the University of New Haven.
Helen became involved with the German School of CT when her kids started Pre-K and Kindergarten at GSC. After many years of volunteering, she joined the Board of Directors in 2020 and is a member of the Marketing Committee.