Executive Director, EACCTX
The European American Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Texas to its Growing Network
The European American Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the addition of Texas to our network. The EACC Texas Chapter was transitioned from the 41 yr. old French-American Chamber of Commerce DFW, whose Board agreed unanimously that including Europe as a whole is the Future especially when it comes to building fruitful Transatlantic Business connections.
The newly formed EACC Texas brings an additional 100+ Members to the EACC’s growing Transatlantic network including many in aerospace and technology. Texas, with its dynamic business environment, is home to the 4th and 5th largest metroplexes in the nation (Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston) as well as the two top tech employment cities in the US (Austin and Dallas).
The EACC TX leadership includes Erin McKelvey, Executive Director & Ruth Baron, President, who both are excited to build relationships with EACC Members in the US and Europe and to continue growth of the chapter around Texas and beyond.
Erin McKelvey, Executive Director, EACCTX
Erin McKelvey has extensive experience in association management having served for 11 years as Director of both the Dallas/Fort Worth and San Francisco Chapters of the French-American Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Erin served as Director of Programs & Member Relations at the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations where she enjoyed interacting with the Council on Foreign Relations and other international think tanks to create policy-related programming. Erin recently launched successful programs in Dallas such as EuroTech Talks and European American Flight Forum as innovation-focused business initiatives.
Erin’s prior business achievements include the launch and management of her own import company wholesaling high-end wine accessories nationwide through large and small-scale retailers, restaurants and online stores. She also worked for Equifax as a bi-lingual analyst for Canadian data research.
Erin holds a degree in Marketing from Texas A&M University and a Certification in Non-Profit Mgmt. Erin is fluent in French.
Ruth Baron, President, EACCTX
Ruth Baron leads the newly formed European American Chamber of Commerce as President after completing one year as President of the French American Chamber of Commerce, one year as Executive Vice President and five years as Vice President.
Ruth brings to the Chamber over 30 years of marketing experience and expertise. Her background includes both B2B and B2C marketing, and her clients have included GE Medical, CHI Health System, Baylor Health Care System, Microsoft, EDS, US Data and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. She has a wide range of experience delivering successful online and offline campaigns including print, television, radio, out-of-home, digital advertising, search engine and email campaigns to national and international organizations. Ruth ran her own marketing company for 17 years before migrating clients to her current company, The Point Group.