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 the organization, including membership development, fundraising, event planning, business consulting, career counseling, marketing, communications, and administration.
Prior to being employed by the FACC, Judith joined the organization as a Corporate Member representing Fidelity Bank, one of 80 companies in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware that answered the call to launch the Philadelphia Chapter in 1989.
From 1985-1994, Judith enjoyed a rewarding career in international banking with Fidelity Bank and First Fidelity Bank Corporation. As a European Correspondent Banking Officer, 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. Prior to that role, she served as a Trade Finance Specialist and an International Credit Analyst after graduating from Fidelity Bank’s Professional Bankers Development Program.
Prior to joining the bank, Judith worked with Frupac International, a leading importer/exporter of Chilean produce, headquartered in Philadelphia, which quadrupled in size during a very dynamic period of growth.
Judith graduated from Dickinson College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and French; she was awarded the Caroline Kennedy Senior Prize for French Literature. During her Junior year, she studied in Nantes, France, and remained over the summer to work in 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.
Merle Curran-Ackert is a sophomore at Drexel University. She is majoring in Global Studies with a focus in Arts, Media, and Culture. She is currently working remotely from Upstate New York. During her time with the FACC Philadelphia, she hopes to learn more about how non-profit organizations are run.
Roza Tabakci is the Marketing Coordinator for the Philadelphia Chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce. She is studying Marketing at Drexel University. Currently, she is working remotely based in Konya, Turkey.