2023 Summit: Keynote Speakers


Tiberiu Trifan

Consul General of Romania in Chicago
Maria Pappas

Cook County Treasurer



2023 Summit: Community Panel


Robert Dumitrescu

Deputy Consul General of Romania in Chicago
Adrian Nechiti

Founder, Vox Maris Band
Stefan Cristoltean

Founder, Cenaclu Retro
Mihai Lehene

Founder, Romanian United Foundation
Dana Bucin

Honorary Consul of Romania in Connecticut, Immigration Attorney, Partner at Murtha Cullina LLP
Bogdan Banu

President and Founder, Romanians of DC
Nubia Willman

Chief Engagement Officer for Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot
Doru Branea

Director of the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York
Steven Bonica

Founder and President, Romanian Tribune Media Group

2023 Summit: Education Panel


Iulian Calinov

Honorary Consul of Romania in Seattle
Mihaela Campion

Founder, Psychotherapy and Transformational Movement and ARCHER
Buni Cocar

Rev. Dr. Pastor Maranatha Romanian Church
Margareta Matache

Director of the Roma Program, Harvard University
Laurentiu Murg

Principal, Logos Christian Academy
Marius Stan

Scientist, Author and Actor

2023 Summit: Business Panel


Alexandru Duta

Founder & CEO, Albiware
Mihai Lehene

Founder, Romanian United Foundation
Cristian Luput

Founder & CEO, Optimus Realty
Sotiris Pagdadis

President, Keiretsu Forum Midwest
Vlad Sarca

Partner@Sparking Capital | Serial entrepreneur
Denis Tudor

CEO and Co-founder, Swisspod Technologies



2023 Summit Leadership Council


The 2023 Summit Leadership Council is a group of dedicated and influential individuals who play a key role in organizing and overseeing the annual Romanian Community Summit.

Comprised of community leaders from various organizations, businesses, and religious groups, the Leadership Council is committed to promoting the interests and well-being of the Romanian community in Chicago. The Council works closely with the Romanian Community Foundation and other partners to plan and execute the summit, ensuring that it is a meaningful and impactful event for all who attend. Through their leadership and collaboration, the Leadership Council is helping to build a stronger and more connected Romanian community in Chicago.

 

Stefan Cristoltean

Founder, Cenaclu Retro
Mihaela Campion

Founder, Psychotherapy and Transformational Movement and ARCHER
Paula Telcian

ROCO Chicago: Community Outreach Liaison
Diana Dram

Founding Angel and ROCO Business Chapter Lead
Mihai Lehene

Founder, Romanian United Foundation
Codrut Birsan

Founder: Chicago Summer Opera, Founder: Chicago Community Council, RCCC Ambassador
Marius Stan

Scientist, Author and Actor
Dan Nicolae

Vice President of Romanian United Foundation
Marcel Somfelean

Founder of ROMOTANA; Founder of Romanian American Heritage Center
Cristina Haidau

Volunteer, ROCO Edu Chapter Lead, Supporter of ROCO
Oana Dobrean-Urzica

ROCO Executive Director
Roxana Iacob

Supporter of RoCo
Benjamin Vaduva

Territory Manager at Precept Marketing Group
Cosmin Dandoci

Founder, Intercultural Center of Diversity and Inclusion (ILO)
Steven Bonica

Founder and President, Romanian Tribune Media Group
Cristian Luput

Founder & CEO, Optimus Realty

2023 Summit: Volunteers


Onita Circu

Honorary member of ROCO, Gala Fundraising Committee Chair
Oana Dobrean-Urzica

ROCO Executive Director
Diana Dram

Founding Angel and ROCO Business Chapter Lead
Cristina Haidau

Volunteer, ROCO Edu Chapter Lead, Supporter of ROCO
Catalin Maticiuc

Founder & CEO, Forza Companies
Georgiana Merdariu

Chief Engagement Officer
Adrian Nechiti

Founder, Vox Maris Band
Irina Nedeljkovic

RUF Core Team Member, ROCO Events Team Coordinator, "Trips To Romania" Program Manager
Andreea Rebaltescu

Communications Director
Paula Telcian

ROCO Chicago: Community Outreach Liaison



2023 Teen Volunteers


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