Joining to remember victims of 9/11
Heinrich Ackermann, 38, was on special assigment from the German office of Aon Consulting, an insurance firm in Tower Two. His home was in Roxel-Muenster in Germany. Ackermann was known as “Heinz” by his co-workers.
When the plane struck the towers, he had worked for three years in the 101st floor benefits department for the insurance firm. The company had just renewed his contract for the job that he loved
Preparing to participate in the New York Marathon, Ackermann spent as much time as possible working on physical fitness. He jogged almost every day along FDR Drive or in Central Park. He had run in a couple of minor marathons and now was looking forward to running his first big race.
Ackermann loved the outdoors. Weekends he and his companion, Susan Shahgholi, often spent in the country in upstate New York.
Shahgholi said of him, "He was kind, he was passionate, he was focused and disciplined. He took great pride in his job and devoted himself to doing it well."
Ackermann is survived by his parents and a brother and sister.