“Building Bridges” Summer Cocktail
Alina HarastasanuDirector, European Business Development, JobsOhio
Alina Harastasanu leads the European business development efforts at JobsOhio across all the nine targeted industries ranging from food and agri business to advanced manufacturing. She engages daily with European companies in different stages of their internationalization plans towards the U.S.
Prior to coming to the U.S., Alina worked in Italy as a consultant on projects funded by the European Commission. Her experience spans across the whole EU space and multiple industries. Before joining JobsOhio she worked for an Ohio based tier 2 automotive supplier. Her position involved hedging risk deriving from trade agreements, tariffs, political elections, Brexit, the Belt and Road initiative etc.
Originally from Romania, Alina graduated from the University of Bucharest with a bachelor’s degree in political sciences. She holds a master’s degree in geopolitics and international security from University of Rome “La Sapienza” and an MBA from The Ohio State University with an International Business major.
Alina has been living in Columbus, OH since 2013 and is proud to call it “HOME”.
David R. McCawleyDeputy Chief of Mission - U.S. Embassy in Paris
A native of California, David joined the Foreign Service in March 1998 and has served on five continents. He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with rank of Minister Counselor. David began his assignment as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Paris in August 2022. Before that, he served as Minister Counselor for Consular and Consulate Affairs in Mexico, overseeing 750 staff and the Department’s largest overseas consular operation. Between 2015 and 2018, David served as principal officer and U.S. Consul General in Amsterdam, where he oversaw consulate operations in the Dutch capital with a focus on commercial and cultural outreach.
Guillaume Martinez Managing Director - Head of Corporate Transformation Services at Alvarez & Marsal FranceGuillaume MartinezManaging Director - Head of Corporate Transformation Services at Alvarez & Marsal France
President EACC Paris
Nelly BonniolVP Assignment - Operations EssilorLuxottica
President EACC Cincinnati
Honorary Consul of France