To bring American and Romanian individuals and organizations together in strengthening the alliance between the two countries.

Mark H. Gitenstein (Co-Fndr & Bd President) is a retired American politician who served as the United States Ambassador to Romania. He was nominated by President Barack Obama on June 11, 2009 and confirmed by the United States Senate on July 8, 2009. He was also on the advisory board for president-elect Obama's presidential transition team. As of December 14, 2012 he completed his diplomatic assignment and returned to his legal career in the United States as a Special Counsel with Mayer Brown LLP in Washington, D.C. / cv
Dan Dimancescu (Co-Fndr) serves as Honorary Consul of Romania in Boston. A career in management consulting for Fortune 500 hi-tech companies includes teaching appointments or lectureships on the faculties of Dartmouth College (engineering and business), Boston University (business), and the Institute for Man & Technology in France. His career includes authorship of National Geograhic Magazine expedition-stories and recent co-founding of a documentary film company in Boston, MA. / cv
Chris Fontanesi, ex-Peace Corps in Romania
Eileen McHenry, Romanian Children's Relief Fund (US) / Inocenti (Romania)
Iluliana Niculescu, Doctor
James Rosapepe, ex-Ambassador to Romania

George Maior, Romanian Ambassador to the United States

Cristina Bejan, Washington, DC
Roger Kirk, ex-Ambassador to Romania
Nicholas Florescu, Honorary Consul of Romania in Houston
Nelu Prodan, Honorary Consul of Romania in Dallas
John Rakolta, , Honorary Consul of Romania in Detroit
George Roth, Honorary Consul of Romania in Silicon Valley
George Sfedu, Honorary Consul of Romania in Philadelphia


Dana Beldiman, Honorary Consul of Romania in San Francisco
Mike Carroll, Photographer and Founder of Romanian Children's Relief Fund
Ernest Latham, Historian and ex-State Department
Don Lothrop, Businessman and Venture Capitalist
Sheila Rosapepe, National Public Radio (Baltimore)

Daniela Kammrath

ALIANTA is a 501(c)3 non-profit.

MAILING: 2005 Chadds Ford Dr., Reston, VA 20191

The Society of Friends of Romania - 1920
Established in 1920 by William Nelson Cromwell

'Friends' Initiative Proposed
Cosmos Club - Washington, D.C. / February 6, 2013

Ambassador Mark Gitenstein (US) & Honorary Consul (RO) Dan Dimancescu hosted a special showing of the documentary Decoding Dacia and announced plans to create an "Friends of Romania" activity. Co-sponsoring the event was Ambassador Adrian Vierita (RO)

Alianta Founding Event
Cosmos Club - Washington, D.C. / June 7, 2013
Hosted by Former Amb. Mark Gitenstein & Hnry Consul Dan Dimancescu / and:
Former Amb. James Rosapepe and Mrs. Sheilah Kast Rosapepe; Hnry. Consul of Romania, Dana Beldiman; Mrs. Katherine Dimancescu; Michael Carroll, Fndr of Romanian Children's Relief; Dr. Ernest Latham; Dan Lothrop, New Vista Partners; and Chris Fontanesi, Peace Corps.

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Feb 20, 2014 - Dinner Hosted by Ambassador I. Buga for ex-US Ambassadors to Romania:
Rt to Left: R. Kirk, N. Taubman, J.D. Crouch, Amb. I. Buga, J. Rosapepe, M. Gitenstein, D. Dimancescu (Hnry Consul)