Alianta Board

Board Member

Ian Brzezinski

Ian Brzezinski leads the Brzezinski Group, LLC, a consulting firm advising commercial and government clients on international security policy, government relations, business development and political risk. He is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and its Future Europe Initiative.

Board Member

Iulian Calinov

Iulian Calinov is currently Program Manager with Facebook, and serves the Romanian community in Seattle as a Honorary Consul on Romania as well as the Secretary of Romanian American Society of Washington State.

Board Member

Allan Cruse

Allan Cruse is a retired professor in San Francisco who made his first trip to Romania with high school friends in summer 2011 and has been back one or twice each year since then, visiting 20 cities and villages by now, and joining Alianta'sBoard in 2015.

Communications Committee Chair

John Florescu

John Florescu has a 25 years history producing high-profile interviews with world leaders, as well as producing long-form documentaries for American and European television. A former Communications Director for the DNC, he now runs media companies in Romania with his brother, Radu.

Board Member

Charles Frank

Former First Vice President of the EBRD (major investor in Romania), Director of CME (owner of Pro TV), real estate developer in Bucharest, and owner of Time Out Bucharest Earlier he was a Professor of Economics at Princeton, Yale, and Makerere University; and a Vice President at Salomon Brothers and GE Capital.

Board Member

Obie Moore

Obie manages OLM Advisors which provides transatlantic legal and investment advisory services. Before that, he was a partner at Dentons LLP and was a Global Board member and MP of the Bucharest and SE Europe law practice of Denton’s legacy firm Salans. He also managed the Romania-American Enterprise Fund, and served as President of AmCham.

Board Member

Chang Oh-Turkmani

Chang Oh-Turkmani is Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University and the Managing Director at the Mega Company where she serves as financial advisor and sovereign debt negotiator to various East European governments. Prior to joining Mega Company, Professor Oh was an associate at Patton, Boggs & Blow.

Partnership Committee Chair

George Roth

George Roth is a Sr. Manager in the Tech Partnerships Group at UiPath. He is the Co-founder of Recognos, a software company located in the San Francisco Bay Area with a subsidiary in Cluj. George is the Honorary Consul of Romania in San Francisco, Board Member of the Romanian United Fund and also runs the Romanian American Business Network group in Silicon Valley.