Keynote Speakers


H.E. Andrei Muraru

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the United States
Fabrice Bonvoisin

President of the International Trade Club of Chicago (ITCC)


Inspirational Speakers


Adriana Preda

Social Entrepreneur | First Obama Scholar from RO | Executive Board Member at The Social Incubator NGO
Jim Rosapepe

Senator Jim Rosapepe, Former Ambassador of the United States to Romania


Community Panel


Dana Bucin

Honorary Consul of Romania in Connecticut, Immigration Attorney, Partner at Murtha Cullina LLP
Nicolae Popescu

Operations Manager at Hermes NVC Corp, St. Athanasius Church Council President
Teodor Stan

Founder of IRF


Education Panel


Diana Barbu

Senior Director of Research, MSCHE; Author: The Ultimate College Admissions Guide
Adriana Trandafirescu

RUF Ambassador, NY, USA


Business Panel


Nicole Blajan

Honorary Member of ROCO, the Romanian Community Center Chicago
Matthew Bowker

Owner of Lodge Financial and RUF Founding Angel, Chicago
Peter Ilnyckyj

Chief Operating Officer, Selfreliance Federal Credit Union
A.J. Manaseer

Founder of Inhabit Realty Group