EACC New York Staff

Yvonne Bendinger-Rothschild & James Rosener Daniel Pecina-Lopez Kirsa Drobnicki

James D. Rosener, President

Mr. Rosener is the president of the European American Chamber of Commerce New York. He also is a director of the Chambre de Commerce Franco-Americain, the Institute of French Culture at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the board the European-American Chamber of Commerce Paris Chapter.

James D. Rosener is a partner in the Commercial Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP a founding member of the EACC in New York. He heads the firm’s International Practice Group, is managing partner of the New York office and has served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. His practice is devoted primarily to international transactions, private equity, mergers and acquisitions and corporate financing.

Mr. Rosener holds a B.S. from Lehigh University, an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University at Madison and a J.D. degree Delaware Law School (since been renamed Widener University School of Law). He is a member of the bars of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York and is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey and to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has published numerous articles and lectures around the world frequently on legal issues relating to transatlantic business.

Yvonne Bendinger-Rothschild, Executive Director

Yvonne joined the European American Chamber of Commerce New York Chapter as its Executive Director in October 2010. During her career she has worked and consulted for a number of non-profits and for-profits where she significantly contributed to their growth by raising their public profiles, geographic foot print and relevance within their respective industries. In her roles she has worked with clients and partners across the US, in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

While she grew up in Germany, she sees herself as a European and is dedicated to the idea that Europe needs to think, act and be regarded as one entity. In her role at the EACC she focuses on furthering an active transatlantic discourse and to engage the business communities on both sides in a meaningful dialog and exchange of ideas.

Yvonne works closely with the EACC board and colleagues in the other EACC chapters on a variety of initiatives to keep the organization dynamic, relevant and forward-looking.

Her priority is to create value for its membership and help grow the organization and its influence on both sides of the Atlantic. To that extend she is spearheading EACC’s international expansion strategy and is working with partners across the U.S. and Europe to identify & develop suitable locations and collaborators to expand the EACC chapter network

Memberships & Affiliations:
Mrs. Bendinger-Rothschild is a member of the United Nations Business Sector Steering Committee on Financing for Development. She is a fellow at the Tribeca Disruptor Foundation and a member of the Corporate Advisory Committee at International Property Tax Institute (IPTI) and a member of the Economic Club of New York.

Mrs. Bendinger-Rothschild is a graduate of the University of Applied Science in Ludwigshafen, Germany where she earned a Master of Business Administration with a focus on Marketing and Controlling/Finance. She is fluent in German and English with basic skills in Spanish and French.

Daniel Pecina-Lopez,
Member Engagement Manager 

Daniel Pecina-Lopez joined the European American Chamber of Commerce New York Chapter (EACCNY)  in September 2017.

Daniel´s work focuses on member engagement and member development. He ensures that the EACCNY lives up to its mission of stimulating transatlantic trade and business development facilitating networking and relationships between European and American businesses and professional organizations.

Prior joining the EACCNY, Daniel worked for more than five years facilitating trade, investments, tourism and cooperation in regional, national and multilateral agencies in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Some of his most relevant duty stations include the Economic Development Agency of La Rioja, the Spanish Trade Commission in Hong Kong and Macau, the Spanish Tourism Commission in Mexico and Central America, the Korean Trade and Investment Promotion Agency in Spain and Portugal, and the UNFPA´s South-South and Triangular Cooperation Division.

Daniel is a graduate from Columbia University´s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) where he earned a Master of International Affairs with a concentration in Economic and Political Development. His high interest in European Union policies and transatlantic relations led him to found CEUSA, Columbia University European Union Student Association. He is fluent in Spanish and English with intermediate skills in Portuguese.

Drobnicki, Marketing & Programs Intern

Kirsa joined the European American Chamber of Commerce New York Chapter (EACCNY) in January 2019 as its Marketing and Program Intern.

Kirsa has broad knowledge of the EU and US relationship and has gained experience in intergovernmental organizations through interning for the United Nations Department of Public Information.

Kirsa earned her bachelor’s degree at the State University of New York at New Paltz with a double major in International Relations and Central and Eastern European Studies. Kirsa studied abroad in both Czechia and Germany, and spent a semester interning in NYC through the SUNY Global Engagement Program.  She is fluent in English, with basic skills in German.

Carolina Spera,
Jeff Weber, WebDesign

If you are interested to join the EACC Team, we encourage you to contact us. Please send your interests and credentials to the Executive Director.


Join us for a 3-6 month full-time paid internship at the European American chamber of Commerce. [valid work visa is required, start time: immediately]
The EACCNY is a dynamic organization that connects European & American executives and helps them to navigate transatlantic business relations. We provide our members with access to transatlantic business opportunities as well as timely and relevant information, resources and support on matters affecting business activities between Europe and the U.S. If you are interested, please send your CV to the Executive Director, we look forward to hearing from you.
— This is an opportunity to grown into a full-time role at EACC.