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.
Morgan Gallagher is a sophomore at Drexel University majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics with a double minor in legal studies and sociology. After graduation, she plans on attending law school. She is considering practicing international business law or international human rights law. She is currently working remotely from Philadelphia, and during her time with the FACC Philadelphia, she hopes to learn more about how non-profit organizations are run as well as expand her professional network.
Daniel Berman is a sophomore at Drexel University with a major in Global Studies focusing on global justice and human rights, and a minor in both French and Spanish. His love of French started back in middle school when he had his first opportunity to travel to France. Since then, he has gone back a couple more times where he has cultivated a love for French culture. His ultimate goal while working with the FACC Philadelphia is to expand his knowledge of the Franco-American business culture, as well as expanding on his networking skills.
Gwen Cakerri is a senior Marketing major at Temple University with a concentration in Digital Marketing. She plans to use this degree to pursue a career in Digital and Social Media Marketing for luxury retail brands. She currently works a part-time retail job while interning with the French American Chamber of Commerce as a Marketing Coordinator. She hopes to gain insights into both French and American business practices and build a strong professional network with industry leaders in both countries. Gwen hopes these connections will help her with her career goals of working abroad.
Jessica Sember is a senior at Temple University majoring in International Business Administration with a Concentration in Economics. She is currently working remotely in Philadelphia. Jessica studied at the American Business School of Paris during the spring of 2020. There she gained valuable experience about French-American business relationships, and hopes to expand on that knowledge through her work at the FACC Philadelphia.