About Us

About Us

The European American Chamber of Commerce is a unique platform where Europeans & Americans Connect to do Business.

The European American Chamber of Commerce® provides its members with access to transatlantic business opportunities as well as timely and relevant information, resources and support on matters affecting business activities between Europe and the US.

The goal of the EACC’s New York Chapter (EACCNY) is to stimulate business development, and to facilitate networking and relationships between European and American businesses & professional organizations.

The EACCNY’s local audience in New York is comprised of major organizations in the financial services, legal area, media, professional services/ consulting industry, manufacturing, retail, real estate, international trade and other business sectors represented in the Tri-State area, who are eager to learn about business opportunities and the latest developments and in the trans-Atlantic economy.

Who We Are

The EACCNY is a private and independent 501(c)6 Non-Profit organization with affiliates in Paris, Lyon & Toulouse France, the EACC Netherlands, Cincinnati, OH, the Carolinas, Miami, FL, Texas and Princeton, NJ and expansion plans for other US and European cities.
The EACC is a dynamic network of transatlantic business executives with a combined membership of about 750 member companies in Europe and the US.

We look back on a long tradition that started 1926 with the formation of the Paris branch, initially as the French-American Chamber of Commerce and renamed to the European American Chamber of Commerce in 2003.  The Cincinnati chapter was formed in 2007 as the first of its kind in the US Market with the New York chapter following suit in 2008, Princeton NJ in 2009, Lyon France in 2013, the Carolinas & Southwest France in 2016, the Netherlands in 2019, Miami in 2020 and Texas in 2021.  Since its inception the EACC has built a network of major players in the transatlantic business community that reaches over 10,000 executives in the US and across Europe. We open doors for our members across our chapter network on both sides of the Atlantic.

Our Raison d’être

“If we open a quarrel between past and present , then we shall find that we have lost the future” – Winston Churchill

A message from our Founder, Maurice Marchand-Tonel:Key decisions today, corporate and government , can only be based on educated judgment. Judgment must be based on good information and sentiment derived from dialogue with other respected decision-makers. This is precisely what the EACC is all about. Based on a common history , the same values and the same challenges, Europe and the US are in this together.”

Why YOUR organisation should become part of the EACC Network

The European American Chamber of Commerce opens up business opportunities across all of Europe for US companies & provides access to the US Market for European companies.
If you are active in the transatlantic corridor you want to be part of our network. We offer:

  • Transatlantic Relations & Business Opportunities
  • Trade & Investment Resources
  • Business Insights & Thought Leadership
  • Networking & Business Connections

The EACC NY hosts a variety of educational seminars, panel discussions and roundtables to educate its members and the wider New York business community on matters relevant to doing business on both sides of the Atlantic.

Our Unique Model

The EACC-NY has developed an infrastructure for high-level member engagement that is supported by focused committeeshosted by our members. These committees bring together members with similar interests to organize educational events, panel discussions, workshops to focused group discussion.

Our committee structure is mutually beneficial as it allows our members to be involved and active in the organization and the EACCNY to adapt to the needs of its members.

EACCNY Leadership & Staff


James D. Rosener



Yvonne Bendinger-Rothschild

Executive Director


Paolo Frazzini Meléndez

Manager, Member Engagement & New Initiatives

Petra Serrarens

Petra Serrarens

Director Programs & Communication

EACCNY Board Members

James Rosener [President]
Managing Partner
Troutman Pepper LLP

Yann Coatanlem [Director]
Club Praxis

Mitch Cohen [Director]
Retired Vice-Chairman

Amy Walsh [Director]
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Guillaume Martinez [Director]
Managing Partner | Alvarez & Marsal
& President | EACC Paris

James Newlands [Vice President]
Northeast Region Trade Leader
Ernst & Young

Sean Dowd [Director]
Managing Director

James Gallagher [Director]
SVP, US Head of Coverage East

Michael Malloy [Director]
Senior Managing Director
Forensic & Litigation Consulting, FTI Consulting

Kenton Atta-Krah [Proxy]
Managing Associate
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliff LLP

Toni M. Mele [Proxy]
Senior Managing Director
Forensic & Litigation Consulting, FTI Consulting

Robert Baker [Observer]
Senior Managing Director
Forensic & Litigation Consulting, FTI Consulting

Brian Jenkins [Proxy]

Daniela Menghi [Proxy]
Vice President Senior Relationship Manager

EACC Chapters' Leadership

The EACCNY was the second chapter in the United States and is part of a growing transatlantic European American Chamber of Commerce® network in partnership with other EACC Chapters in Paris, Cincinnati, New Jersey, Auvergne-Rhone-Alps, Carolinas, Brussels, Netherlands, Florida, Texas and more to come.


EACC Paris

36 rue des Plantes
75014 Paris, FRANCE
Phone: +33 1 53 89 11 00
Fax: +33 1 53 89 11 09


Katherine Prewitt,
Executive Director


EACC Greater Cincinnati

3 East Fourth Street, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Phone: +1 513-762-3724


Todd P. Schwartz,
Executive Director


EACC New Jersey

31 Randall Road
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
Phone: +1 609-226-2531

Camille Seiler

Camille Sailer,


EACC Auvergne-Rhone-Alps

Parc Tertiaire du Bois Dieu, 6 allée des Chevreuils
69380 Lissieu, FRANCE
Phone: +33 4 37 58 01 00


Natacha Lalande,


EACC Carolinas

24 Cleveland Street
Greenville, SC 29601, USA
Phone: +1 864-230-7746


Samantha Spratt,
Executive Director


EACC Netherlands

Gustav Mahlerlaan 2970
1081 LA  Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
Phone: +31 6 24 86 94 75


Marcel Schulze,
Executive Director


EACC Florida

80 SW 8th Street, Suite 2900
Miami, FL 33130, USA
Phone: +1 305-527-0584


Christina Sleszynska,
Executive Director

All Texas Syline

EACC Texas

Dallas, TX, USA
Phone: +1 972-241-0111


Erin McKelvey,
Executive Director

The European American Chamber of Commerce Network is expanding and will be adding new chapters across the United States and within Europe. We are currently working on Washington DC, the West Coast, Boston MA, Frankfurt Germany, Dublin Ireland, Milan Italy, Lisbon Portugal, and Spain.

If you wish to be part of our growing network we would love to hear from you to explore how we could collaborate. To learn more about how you can become part of the growing EACC® Network, contact Yvonne Bendinger-Rothschild 212-808-2707 or ybr[at]eaccny.com

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