Small but mighty!
The EACC staff is passionate about the success of our members, the Greater Cincinnati region, and our European partners. We work hard to deliver high-touch engagement and customized solutions for all of our members.
Todd P. Schwartz – Executive Director
Todd Schwartz retired from the Foreign Service of the United States in September 2015 with the personal rank of Counselor (roughly equivalent to Brigadier General).
Mr. Schwartz joined the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer in 1987. His overseas postings included Germany, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Qatar, the Philippines, Kuwait (Counselor for Economic Affairs), Canada (Principal Officer in Winnipeg, Manitoba), and Iraq (Counselor for Economic Affairs). His assignments in Washington have included tours as Director for the Office of Iraq Economic Affairs, Director of the Office of Iran Affairs, and as an assessor with the Board of Examiners for the Foreign Service. He received numerous awards throughout his career, including three Superior Honor Awards, six Meritorious Honor Awards, and the Secretary’s Career Achievement Award.
Mr. Schwartz earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics at the Richard T. Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. A father of four, he is married to the former Nancy Dye Sunderland of Dayton, Ohio. Nancy and Todd now reside in the Mount Washington area of Cincinnati.
Direct Line: 513.762.3724
Dayna O'Brien - Operations Manager
Dayna O'Brien joined the EACC in October 2015 as the organization’s Event & Communication Coordinator before being named Operations Manager in July 2017.
A Cincinnati native, Dayna received her undergraduate degree in International Studies from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. During her undergraduate career, Dayna completed an internship with the U.S. Commercial Service in Cincinnati, while also studying abroad in locations such as Strasbourg and Moscow.
After completing her bachelor's degree, Dayna spent one year working in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. After returning to the US, she obtained her master's degree from the University of Kentucky's Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce.
Dayna spent three years working for First Data Corporation in Omaha, Nebraska before returning to Cincinnati in 2015 and joining the EACC.
Direct Line: 513.762.3725
Joanna Deri - Accounting Manager
Joanna Deri serves as the EACC’s Accounting Manager where she manages the financial records, budgetary planning, and cross-functional activities essential to the productivity of the organization.
After spending six years as a full time lecturer in accounting and business administration at the Swedish Business College, Joanna and her family moved to Cincinnati where she made the switch from lecturer to practioner. Joanna joins the EACC with years of experience in various accounting positions and currently runs her own bookkeeping company.
Joanna, a Finnish national whose first language is Swedish, continues to pursue her curiosity of culture and language. She is fluent in Swedish, Finnish, German and English and has spent years studying French, Spanish, and Hungarian.
Direct Line: 513.762.3726