Mayor Bill Ribble presented Consul General Andreas Siegel with the key to the Village during his visit to Estero on Friday.  Shown left to right: President of the Estero Chamber of Commerce Nolen Rollins, Consul General Andreas Siegel, Village of Estero Mayor Bill Ribble and Engel & Volkers Real Estate License Partner Jim Hollars..

Siegel visited Estero to review potential ways of working with the Village to provide economic benefits for both entities.

Siegel is currently posted in Miami and represents Germany in the state of Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  He pointed out that Germany is the third largest job creator in Florida.

A career diplomat with a broad range of international experience in strategic, political, economic and cultural affairs, Siegel’s career has included postings in Ho Chi Minh City/Vietnam, Berlin, Brussels/Belgium,  Strasbourg/France, and Bonn, among others.