Piotr D. Moncarz, Ph.D., P.E., S.C.P.M.
Consulting Professor, Civil Engineering, Stanford University, Corporate VP at Exponent, Silicon Valley science and technology public corporation, Board member of Polish National Center for Research and Development and San Francisco Global Trade Council, Chairman of US-Polish Trade Council. Active in international business from power plant development projects, energy technologies and economics to high-tech ventures, he is a frequent speaker on international cooperation and investment into Polish high-tech sector. Prof. Moncarz holds Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University and M.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Colorado. See full bio
Maciej Chorowski, Ph.D.
President of Wroclaw Technology Park, Professor of Wroclaw University of Technology, Dean of Faculty of Mechanical and Power Engineering, author and co-author of over 100 papers on cryogenics, applied superconductivity and new technologies in power engineering. Dr. Chorowski is responsible for the strategy of Wroclaw Technology Park development, a place now gathering over 120 innovative and high-tech companies. Previously Dr. Chorowski spent three years at European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN at Geneva. He presently collaborates with CERN and other Big Science laboratories like DESY, GSI and ITER in field of cryogenic systems design, development, production and commissioning. Dr. Chorowski holds a Ph.D. in cryogenic engineering from Wroclaw University of Technology. See full bio
Joanna Poznanska, Ph.D.
Professor of International Business at Seattle Pacific University School of Business and Economics. Her research is focused on international business environment in emerging economies, including Eastern Europe, Russia and China. Prof. Poznanska was born and raised in Poland, where she obtained her Ph.D in Economics. After moving to the U.S., she continued her graduate work at Cornell University. She was also a visiting scholar at John Hopkins University, Princeton University, and Stanford University. Prior to her appointment at SPU in 1988, she taught at Skidmore College and SUNY-Albany. She published extensively on globalization in China, foreign capital holdings in Eastern Europe, structural changes in Korean financial markets and the impact of the economic surge in BRIC economies on world markets. Prof. Poznanska holds a Ph.D in Economics from Technical University of Warsaw and M.A. in Economics from the University of Warsaw. See full bio
Polish American Chamber of Commerce, Illinois, Executive Director, Managing Partner of ProMega Group, Inc., an international business consulting company, and past President of the Polish American Economic Forum. He is a recipient of the Golden Cross Merit from President of Poland and the Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Republic of Poland for his contribution to cooperation between Poland and the U.S. Mr. Pukszta holds graduate degrees in English Philology from the University of Silesia and Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago. See full bio
Kazimierz Z. Poznanski, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Jackson School of International Studies, Professor of Economics. Former consultant to the World Bank, U.S. Congress, United Nations and Polish Government, he published extensively about the post-communist transition to capitalism with leading publishers-Berkeley and Cambridge -among others and contributed regularly to Nowy Kurier, a Polish newspaper in Toronto. He writes poetry, collects modernist Polish and Chinese paintings, paints and exhibits his own works. Prof. Poznanski holds MA and Ph.D. in Economics from University of Warsaw. See full bio
Glen M. Lee
Seattle City Finance Director and Chief Economist responsible for the City’s financial functions. Prior to this appointment by Seattle Mayor McGinn, Mr. Lee led the Fiscal and Economic Managment Team in forecasting City’s revenue, fiscal planning and assessing Washington state fiscal policies. Mr. Lee served on numerous City’s and State’s advisory boards, including the Economics Department of Seattle University. In addition, he served as a consultant to the Republic of Poland to implement a local government property tax system.Past President of the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association, he is a recipient of the prestigious Amicus Poloniae award, given to American citizens for extraordinary accomplishments in the development of Polish-American relations. Mr. Lee completed his undergraduate studies in Economics at the University of California in Berkeley and graduate studies at California State University in Sacramento. See full bio
Strategic Partner, Veber Partners, with 30 years of financial and banking experience, former President and CEO of Centennial Bank and Centennial Bancorp, Portland, Oregon, Director of Key Corp Bank in Long Island, New York, Chairman, CEO and President of Key Bank of Oregon and Executive Vice President of Northwest Region of Key Bank Corp, overseeing 295 branches in the states of Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Member of the Polish Library Building Association, from 2002-2008, Mr. Winnowski was an Honorary Consul for the Republic of Poland in Portland, Oregon. Thanks to his commitment and support, the Polish community in Oregon has flourished. His participation in a 2008 meeting of local businesses with the US ambassador Victor Ashe and Polish delegation has opened doors for new investments in Poland. See full bio
Agnes P. Olszewski, Ph.D. MBA
CEO and Chairwoman of Herborium Group, Inc, Board Member of Unigene China LLC- a multi-million dollar JV and Industrial Park formed in PRC by the US and China capital, former Director of The Institute for International Business and Director of the MSIB Program at Seton Hall University, where she was a tenured Professor of Marketing and International Business. Dr. Olszewski has over 20 years experience in business strategy, strategic marketing management and international business and has authored over 100 publications in the field of business. She holds a Ph.D. and MA from Warsaw University and MBA from Fordham University. See full bio
Tadeusz A. Kondratowicz, MBA
Nowy Dziennik, President, and Board Member of the Bicentennial Publishing Co. Inc. Former Wall Street Executive with over 25 years experience in Securities Industry and Investment Banking, he oversaw a number of privatization projects in post-communist economies and consulted for leading Polish banks. He remains active in the Securities Industry as a member of several exchange boards and associations. He holds a MS from Warsaw School of Economics, MBA from Columbia University School of Business and the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland by the President of Poland. See full bio
John Radzilowski, Ph.D
University of Alaska Southeast, Assistant Professor of History, past Member of the Center for Nations in Transition, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Fellow at the Piast Institute, a National Center for Polish and Polish-American Affairs, and author/co-author of 13 books on Polish immigration and other historical topics. Currently, he is writing a book about communist security services in Poland based on previously closed files of secret police. He holds a BA in History from Southwest Minnesota State University, Ph.D. from Arizona State University and Cavalier’s Cross of the Order of Merit from the President of the Republic of Poland. See full bio