MEET OUR TEAM
Based on Rue Defacqz in central Brussels, the EACA team is truly European, bringing together people from different backgrounds and with a combined expertise in public affairs, advertising, marketing & communications.
We practice what we preach – with education being one of our top priorities, every 6 months we offer paid internships to fresh graduates who are interested to gain experience in an Association environment. We also cultivate a long-time partnership with the American University in Washington, D.C., often welcoming students for part-time practice in our office.
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Tamara has more than 15 years of experience working in agencies and representing the communications sector at national & European level. Tamara joined EACA in 2010, and she was appointed Director General in 2018. She has been elected first President of the global alliance of agencies ‘VoxComm’ and sits on the Boards of EASA and EDAA. She supports the Effie World Wide Programme as its Partner Council Member. Tamara holds a MA in Business Administration and an Economics degree as well as a MA in European Studies. She speaks English, French, German and is happy when she can practice her Polish.
After working as an editorial assistant for a bilingual magazine, Nathalie joined EACA in 2013 as the Communications & Events Manager. Her role evolved over time and she currently oversees all the financial & business operations of the Association, and is in charge of Accounting and HR. In normal, pandemic-free times, Nathalie enjoys traveling to all corners of the world, having visited over 80 countries so far and looking to discover many more. Her dream trip to New Zealand was canceled due to covid-19 but Nathalie is adamant to make it there soon. She is fluent in French, Dutch and English.
Nathalie ShammahFinance Manager
Alexis is in charge of the Public Affairs Team representing the industry’s interests in front of European Policy-makers. He holds a Master’s degree in Business and Digital Law from Paris Sorbonne University. Prior to working for EACA, he has gained experience as a Trainee at the Council of the European Union, as a Legal Advisor at the Brussels Chamber of Commerce and as a Legal & Compliance Officer in the tech private sector. In his spare time, he enjoys doing music and sports. A Luxembourg native, Alexis is proficient in English, French, Spanish & German.
Alexis BleyPublic Affairs Manager
Having studied communications, journalism and management, Laura started her career with a traineeship at a European Agency in 2016, before moving into the membership associations’ world. She joined EACA in May 2021 and is in charge of the communications department and all its aspects, as well as other projects, namely INSPIRE and Advertising Europe. A native Romanian, she speaks English, French and a bit of Spanish. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, travelling and live music.
Laura VinganMembership & Communications Manager
Passionate about culture, media, and politics, Kasia went on to study Cultural Studies in Poland, Czech Republic, and Austria. After working in Berlin for an international NGO, she moved to Brussels to hone her skills in the agency world. In 2016, she joined EACA and runs Effie Awards Europe & edcom Institute. Outside of work, you can find Kasia either sailing and hiking, or cooking and watching movies. She speaks Polish, English, and French, and is still hopeful about learning Dutch.
Kasia GluszakProject Manager
After working as a journalist in different newsrooms in Seville, Barcelona and Madrid, Myriam landed in Brussels in 2020 to intern as an international correspondent for a news agency. Following an experience as communications trainee at the Council of the European Union, Myriam joined EACA in March 2022 to be part of the communications team. Passionate about storytelling and narrative, Myriam would like to be an algorithm that recommends books, movies and TV shows, but she is just a human girl. She is always happy to have a chat about your latest literary or cinema discoveries in English, French or Spanish.
Myriam Domínguez SedaCommunications Officer
Francesco is an enthusiastic young professional, passionate about European Politics and communications, who has recently joined the EACA team. Willing to pursue a career in European Affairs and communication, he moved to Brussels, where he graduated in Political Strategy and Communication from the University of Kent. Bewitched by the vibrant and eclectic environment and population of the European capital, he stayed and worked in communication and project management. Francesco is also a youth activist, engaged in several activities aimed at empowering and enabling other young people to become active citizens and rising awareness on topics such as democracy and human rights. Last but not least, he does also fit into the Italian stereotype, passionate about cooking and Fashion. He is proficient in English, French and Italian.
Francesco BottegalProject Management Officer
Meet Kristine Korkotashvili, our project management intern at EACA. She's recently joined our team and is ready to dive into exciting projects. Kristine's educational journey took her from Tbilisi, Georgia, where she earned a Bachelor's in International Relations, to Brussels, where she pursued her passion for innovations and media by earning a Master's in Digital Media at VUB. Besides her native language, Georgian, Kristine is fluent in English and Russian. Currently, she's on a mission to master French, one 'Bonjour' at a time. She enjoys discussing global affairs and the latest developments in technology and business. When winter arrives in Georgia, Kristine grabs her snowboard and hits the slopes. And when she's not chasing winter thrills, she's exploring new places and sharing moments of joy with her dogs.