2016
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Cleveland, Ohio
Oct 1, 2016
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Mission STATEMENT

  • To promote political interests of Polish Americans.
  • To engage Polish Americans in the political process as voters, activists and candidates for office.
  • To foster dialogue between Polish Americans and elected or appointed officials and policy makers.
  • To educate elected officials on issues that comprise the Polish American agenda.
  • To promote the US – Poland partnership and help strengthen relations between the two allies.

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Beata Debek

Beata D. Debek is a financial officer at the World Bank Treasury, where she mediates with a wide range of external and internal clients, including central banks, public pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds on issues related to asset management and investment governance.

beata debekShe holds a Master of International Public Policy degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from DePaul University in Chicago. She also passed the CPA examination in the state of Illinois. Beata is the co-editor of Governance and Investment of Public Pension Assets: Practitioners' Perspectives, a World Bank publication.

Beata has extensive hands-on experience in international corporate finance. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2008, she worked in the private sector, in Citibank, Warsaw, and TransUnion, Chicago. Fluent in Spanish, she managed multiple control functions, including financial, accounting, reporting, and operations of international subsidiaries in Latin America, as well as in Central and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. She briefly worked as a federal and state tax associate at Grant Thornton and has diverse experience as an accountant and financial analyst.

Beata previously served on the Board of Directors for the Polish Museum of America and was a Midwest Liaison for the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. As the principal organizer, she marshaled the Solidarity exhibit "Roads to Freedom," in Chicago, in cooperation with the Solidarity Center in Gdansk. She was also a member of The Legion of Young Polish Women in Chicago.

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About APAC

  • The American Polish Advisory Council is a Washington, DC based, bipartisan organization whose mission is to represent the political interest of the Polish American community in Washington and beyond and to mobilize our community to play a greater role in municipal, state and national politics.

    Our 501 (c) (4) status allows us to lobby and support specific legislation that represents the interests of Polish Americans such as initiatives being undertaken in the US Congress that would pave the way for Poland’s entry into the Visa Waiver Program.

    The American Advisory Council is committed to building relationships and facilitating access to key policy makers and fostering dialogue that helps achieve tangible results.

    We invite you to learn about our programs and initiatives and become a part of our efforts to build a stronger Polish American community with a more prominent presence in the political arena.

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