Tamra Eker is Executive Director of BritishAmerican Business, an exclusive members’ organization and the voice of transatlantic business. In this role, she oversees operation of the organization’s New York office, including membership, marketing, programming, diversity & inclusion initiatives and also serves as Responsible Officer for BAB’s J-1 Exchange Visitor Program.
Prior to her appointment as Executive Director, Ms. Eker served a variety of roles at BAB including Senior Director & Deputy Head of New York; Interim Head of Events & Program Development; and Associate Director, Member Relations & Programs since arriving to BAB in 2007. Ms. Eker also served as a consultant for BAB’s J-1 Visa program and provided the Secretariat to the British-American Business Council for over 10 years.
During her tenure at BAB, she has developed and implemented B2B and B2C strategies that substantively engage more than 200 multinational companies and SMEs in New York and London. These strategies have focused on business development, client relations, marketing & communications, and development of strategic partnerships.
Ms. Eker holds a B.A. in Sociology and Classical Voice from Tufts University (magna cum laude) and an M.A. in Nonprofit Administration from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and Stern School of Business.
Ms. Eker currently serves on the Executive Committee of the European-American Chamber of Commerce in the United States, on the Board of Directors for the British-American Business Council, and on the Board of Trustees with her synagogue, Temple Beth Sholom, in New York.