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Judith Ujobai

Executive Director

Chamber of Commerce


Judith Ujobai was named Executive Director of the Philadelphia Chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) in 1994.

She is responsible for managing the daily operations of this nonprofit business association, including membership and board development, fundraising, event planning, business consulting, career counseling, marketing, communications, accounting, finance, and administration.

Prior to being employed by the FACC, Judith joined the organization as a Corporate Member, representing Fidelity Bank, one of 80 founding member companies in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware tri-state region that answered the call to launch the Philadelphia Chapter in 1989.

From 1985-1994, she enjoyed a rewarding career in international banking with the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Group at Fidelity Bank and First Fidelity Bancorporation. As the European Correspondent Banking Officer for France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Scandinavia, she was responsible for a multi-million dollar portfolio of trade, credit, and treasury facilities for over 50 major European banks and their New York affiliates. She also served as a Trade Finance Specialist and an International Credit Analyst after graduating from Fidelity Bank’s Professional Bankers Development Program.

Before joining the bank, Judith worked with Frupac International, a leading importer/exporter of Chilean produce, headquartered in Philadelphia. Responsible for administration and monitoring customer credit limits, the company was in an exciting period of rapid business expansion, quadrupling in size in just two and a half  years.

Judith graduated from Dickinson College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Political Science (double major). She was awarded the Caroline Kennedy Senior Prize for French Literature. During her Junior year, she studied and worked in Nantes, France, and remained over the summer to work in the seaside resort of La Baule. Later, she studied at the University of Toulon in La Garde, France, where she received the Certificate in Commercial and Economic French from the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Paris.

Born and raised in Phoenixville, PA, Judith is an enthusiastic Center City Philadelphia resident, who loves to travel and meet people from all over the world.

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Matea Tomic

Marketing Coordinator

Matea Tomic is a senior fashion merchandising and management student at the University of Delaware and will graduate in May 2024. She's studied French in school for close to 8 years and has the goal of being fluent one day. Her career aspirations in the fashion industry have given her a great respect for French culture and business and she hopes to learn more through this opportunity.

Matea is very excited to assist the FACC and its associated partners in their mission of initiating the cultural exchange of French and American culture in Philadelphia and beyond. 


Eliana Zagdanski

Marketing Coordinator

Eliana Zagdanski is a sophomore at Drexel University Majoring in Global Studies with minors in both French and History and will graduate in 2027. She studied French throughout high school and is eager to learn more about the French world.


Eliana is excited to work with the FACC and its partners to promote and help foster the cultural exchange and economic relationship between the United States and France.


Emilie Vaysse

Marketing Coordinator

Emilie Vaysse is a junior at Drexel University studying environmental science and STEM education and will graduate in 2025. She grew up learning French with her family and throughout high school and had the opportunity to go to France multiple times to visit her relatives.

Emilie is looking forward to working with the FACC and its partners to increase inclusion between the French and American cultures within Philadelphia.

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