Board Members

Veronica Guguian

Veronica is a marketing expert and the founder of SPIN Ideas, a company specialized in marketing for startups and SMEs. She started SPIN Ideas because she is passionate about discovering the story behind the company and turning it into a marketing strategy.
Veronica has been a member of the AABC since 2010 and joined the Board in 2016 to help with the club’s marketing and communication strategy.
Contact Veronica at: marketing@aabc.nl
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” — Steve Jobs

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Joseph A. Parente

Joseph Parente is a career Foreign Service Officer with the United States Department of State with over 20 years of experience in a wide variety of domestic and overseas assignments. He currently serves as the United States Consul General for Amsterdam in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Prior to taking his current assignment in Amsterdam, Joe served as the Deputy Consul General at the U.S. Embassy Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and as Deputy Chief of the Consular Section at U.S. Embassy Ankara. In a career highlight, Joe was in Cyprus on a temporary assignment in 2006 to assist in the evacuation of over 15,000 American citizens from Lebanon during the Israeli-Hezbollah war.
Born in Canton, Ohio, Joe moved to Las Vegas, Nevada at age 11 with his family. He is a graduate of the National War College in Washington DC and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. With varying degrees of rust, he speaks Farsi, Romanian, Mandarin Chinese, and French and is taking his first lessons in Dutch.

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Ron Boyle

Ron is Senior Area Manager for North America at the Amsterdam Foreign Investment Office. He has been associated with the AABC for many years and is a longtime member of the Board.

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Kristien van Elteren

Kristien has been an AABC member for over 4 years and is a serial entrepreneur. She has travelled all over the world and successfully started many businesses over the years, including one in the United States. Her business talents and experiences have helped her cultivate a very wide international business network that contributes greatly to her success.
Kristien is currently the owner of Jachthaven Vinkeveen, located at a unique location less than 10 minutes away from Amsterdam. Her business offers a picturesque boat harbor and Short Stay Houses for expats and business travellers.
Contact Kristien at: clubliaison@aabc.nl

“If people aren’t calling you crazy, you aren’t thinking big enough.” — Richard Branson

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Adam Kiolle

Adam Kiolle is an Australian lawyer at the Amsterdam-based firm Blenheim Advocaten. Blenheim is an internationally focused corporate and commercial law firm specialized in helping foreign clients to do business in the Netherlands. As legal counsel, Adam works in the firm’s English speaking transactional, advisory and arbitration practice. Adam joined the AABC board in 2016, taking up the legal affairs portfolio.
Contact Adam at: legal@aabc.nl

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Steven Lips

Father of two, team leader sales at Expatica.com. Steven is running our busy events program which has grown to more than 11 meetings per year. Please contact Steven if you would like to host an event together.
Contact Steven at: events@aabc.nl

“Make one step forward every day and enjoy the walk.”

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Tim Janisch

A long term resident of the Netherlands and member of the AABC since 2011, Tim assumed responsibility for AABC Memberships in 2017. Tim is a Human Resources and Sourcing professional, having held senior international positions with ABN AMRO Bank in the US and the Netherlands. Today, Tim has his own consulting practice, active at the intersection of Human Resources, Information Technology, and Business Services.
Contact Tim at: members@aabc.nl

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Eric Burnik

Eric has been a member of the AABC since 2013 and has served on the AABC Board first as Events Chair and now as the Sponsoring Chair. Born in Libya he lived there for 15 years. Because of his experience within different companies and disciplines he has a unique ability to manage multi-disciplinary projects and navigate complex challenges. He is multi-linguist of technology driven businesses. He speaks fluent geek, marketeer, designer, trainer, salesperson, C-suits and difficult client.
Contact Eric at: sponsoring@aabc.nl

“Luck is when preparations meets opportunities.” — Oprah Winfrey

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Tiffany Coleman

Tiffany has been an AABC member for over 3 years and currently works at Citco Group as a Trust Officer – Accounting. She has a bachelors in business administration from Washington State University and an MBA from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She has substantial experience in fiscal administration and accounting protocols.
Contact Tiffany at: treasurer@aabc.nl

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Adam Kiolle

Adam Kiolle is an Australian lawyer at the Amsterdam-based firm Blenheim Advocaten. Blenheim is an internationally focused corporate and commercial law firm specialized in helping foreign clients to do business in the Netherlands. As legal counsel, Adam works in the firm’s English speaking transactional, advisory and arbitration practice. Adam joined the AABC board in 2016, taking up the legal affairs portfolio.
Contact Adam at: legal@aabc.nl

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