Meet our team
Based on Avenue Louise 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.
Tamara DaltroffDirector General
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 (she’s definitely missing the good ol’ times at the moment).
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 edcom Institute, as well as two advertising awards programmes: Effie Europe for marketing effectiveness and IMC European Awards for brand activation. Outside of work, you can find Kasia either sailing and hiking, or cooking and watching movies (or most recently knitting for beginners videos!). She speaks Polish, English, and French, and is still hopeful about learning Dutch.
Kasia GluszakProject Manager
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
After getting an LLM in European law from Leiden University, Claudie worked briefly in the field of EU competition law in the Netherlands. She later moved to Brussels and joined EACA in March 2022 to be part of the public affairs team where she assists with representing the industry’s interests towards policy-makers. Aside from work, Claudie enjoys volunteering and learning about new topics. She also sails in her free time when the weather allows. Claudie speaks French and English fluently and knows some Italian and Dutch which she hopes to continue learning in the future.
Claudie MoreauPublic Affairs Intern
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 Dominguez SedaCommunications Intern
Currently studying for his Master's in European Studies at KU Leuven, over the past years Julian has been working and studying in different countries. He has a particular interest in public relations and communications in media as well as politics. As a project management intern, Julian is (amongst other things) assisting in the organising of the Effie Awards Europe. While Swedish, English, Bulgarian and Turkish are languages he speaks fluently, the urge to master French and move on to another language persists. During his spare time, Julian enjoys listening to music, traveling, working out and debating current topics in the company of good friends and good food.
Julian KasapovProject Management Intern
Sharon is an International Business student at the University of Valencia and has come from Spain to continue her studies in Belgium. She has joined the EACA team to carry out her internship and gain experience in the sector after studying at Hogeschool PXL. She collaborates in the projects managed by the Education & Awards department with enthusiasm. Sharon loves languages, speaks Spanish and English and is currently learning French and Dutch. In her free time, she is a fitness-lover and enjoys cooking and reading a good book.
Sharon BackaertStudent Intern
Elisabeth attends American University in Washington, DC where she is pursuing a degree in Political Science and Psychology. She has worked for various communication agencies in the United States and has a particular interest in the intersection of politics and communications, especially the way human nature plays into the two. In her free time, Elisabeth enjoys reading and spending time outdoors. As this is her first time in Belgium, Elisabeth is eager to learn as much about the culture here as possible.