We invite you to welcome our new employees: Dominic, Rachel, Guillaume, Hanna, Evan, and John!

Dominic Têtu has been our Director of Economic Affairs at the Québec Government Office in Chicago since August 16th, 2021. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Laval’s Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, as well as a master’s degree in international relations from the Institut des Hautes études internationales (IQHEI) from the same university. He also studied at the Institute of International Relations at the University of La Plata in Argentina and did research at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland.

After a successful career in the private sector, he entered public service in 2013 as an International Affairs Advisor to the Ministry of International Relations, Francophonie, and Foreign Trade as well as the Société d’Habitation du Québec. In 2014, he joined Export Québec where he carried out export support functions for Mexico and Latin America. He was appointed Director of Economic Affairs in August of 2017 at the Québec Government Office in Mexico City, where he worked until his current position in Chicago.

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Rachel Iglesias is the new Economic Affairs Attachée with a focus on Sustainable Transportation. She will be working with Quebec-based companies to start and expand their business in the Midwest. She has over a decade of experience in international business development in the transportation, infrastructure, and clean energy sectors – in both the public and private sectors. Rachel enjoys working with entrepreneurs, exploring Chicago by bike and foot, speaking French and Spanish, and keeping busy with her family. A native of the cornfields of Southern Illinois, she is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an M.A. in Political Science and B.A. in Journalism and French.

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Guillaume Mussely-Bédard, who has more than 10 years of experience in economic development, is our new Director for Foreign Direct Investment at our Chicago office. Guillaume is providing free advice, as well as operational and financial support, to US businesses expanding in Québec. Prior to joining the team, Guillaume worked as a Trade Commissioner for Global Affairs Canada, specializing in ICT sectors such as FinTech, Cybersecurity, AI, EdTech, Digital Media and Gaming. He loves to work with entrepreneurs, travel, and play basketball.

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Hanna Kalicki is our new Economic Affairs Attachée in the aerospace, defense, and manufacturing sectors. She brings with her vast experience in the private, financial, and manufacturing sectors. In her professional career, she worked for several years in the packaging/automation industry where she managed relations between Canada and the United States where she was responsible for the growth of sales figures. Originally from Poland, she also lived and studied in Switzerland, receiving her federal standard training in Precision Mechanics at the Technical School of Vallée de Joux. She continued her education at Roosevelt University in Chicago where she received her bachelor’s degree in business.

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Evan Pelke is an Intern in Public and Governmental Affairs at the Québec Government Office in Chicago, and he is very excited to work to promote Quebec culturally and politically in his home region of the Midwest. Born and raised in Wisconsin, he received his BA in Political Science and French at UW-Madison, and he is currently finishing his Masters in the Professional French Masters Program with a specialization in International Development. He just moved to Chicago and loves to spend his free time exploring the city, playing tennis, and going to concerts. An avid fan of the show Survivor, he has seen all 40 seasons and has even applied three times to compete himself (to no avail unfortunately, but it’s bound to happen one day!).

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John Grebenor is a new Economic Affairs Intern for the Québec Government Office in Chicago. A Chicago native, he hopes to promote the organization through social media, develop new and existing relationships with business partners, and prepare for post-coronavirus events. With one more semester of studies left at Loyola University Chicago, John hopes to use his French and Political Science majors to focus on global cultures, elections, and voter outreach. When he’s taking a break from these studies or his work, John also loves hiking, concert-going, and exploring new parts of Chicago.

Last update: September 28, 2022