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BZH NEW YORK BOARD MEMBERS

Katharine Bride
President

Kat is an American who fell in love with Brittany during a summer road trip in 2010. Upon entering a pub in Dinan , Kat felt like she was visiting a pub near her family home in the west of Ireland.  When she returned from the vacation Kat found BZH New York online and started attending events.

Aurélie Brieuc
Treasurer

Aurelie is from Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine) area. After college, Aurelie moved to the US in 2003 working in textile industry. She was a very active member since a long time before taking the position of treasurer in 2017.

Sophie Raubiet
Partnership manager

Originally from Paimpol, Sophie arrived in New York in 1994. Retail director at the Bernardaud boutique in the Upper East Side, she educates her clients to the savoir-faire of French porcelain. At BZH New York, she cultivates our external partnerships.

Bernard Le Bris
Logistic Leader

Concarneau's loss was New York's gain when Bernard arrived as a young chef in 1976.  A successful restaurateur, Bernard remained in touch with friends from Brittany and joined BZH New York in its early days.

Laurent Corbel
Innovation leader

Laurent grew up in Arradon, in the beautiful Golfe du Morbihan and in 2004, he settled in the Big Apple to open the NY office of FircoSoft, a French software editor. In 2006, he joined a handful of friends to create BZH New York.

Aodrenn Guyodo
Communication (social networks)

Originally from Vannes, Aodrenn arrived in New York in 2009, where she works as a speech therapist. She is also our voice and ears on social media at BZH New York.

Mathieu Sassolas
Communication (webmaster)

Born and raised in Brest, Finistère, Mathieu arrived in New York in 2017. After joining BZH New York, this computer scientist took up the role of webmaster in the association.

Yann Pacreau
Chief of supplies

Originally from Fontainebleau, Yann spent most of his summers at his parents house in Prefailles, Loire Atlantique. He landed in 2011 in Miami, before Moving to New York in 2019. His passion and his background in Food industries led him to become the head of purchasing for French Feast, a company that imports specialty food from Brittany and the rest of France.

Guillaume Névo
Meeting supervisor

Born in Auray, and after a some years in Rennes, Nantes and Paris, Guillaume finally arrived in New York in 2018 to pursue his PhD in Economics, joining BZH New York right away and the board a year later. When he is not working, you will find him either indoor at the cinema or the opera, or outdoor climbing or hiking.

Armelle Petetin
Memberships

In true Breton's tradition, Armelle has been exploring the World, living and working in 4 different countries before settling in the USA in 2016 for work. Meeting BZH New York in 2017, she volunteered in the preparation of the many events BZH NY organizes through the year. A wonderful way to stay connected to Brittany, and close to her roots on the Côte des Légendes in Finistère.

Laurent Apollon
Sailing consultant

Born and raised in Saint-Brieuc, Cotes d'Armor. Laurent grew up surrounded by the sea. In 2002, he moved to New York. He is thrilled to bring his passion for sailing and deep interest in renewable energy to BZH-NY. Outside of work, Laurent can be found sailing his 25 foot trimaran on the Long Island Sound, cruising and racing all over New England. He lives in Hell's Kitchen with his wife Maureen.

Alan Le Corre
Board support

BZh

Our association is managed by a comity of volunteers and is always looking for new people to join the team and help us grow BZH New York!

Everyone bring is own knowledge to the group and is part of all of our activities.

If you wish to join the team, contact us at info@bzh-ny.org