ACAP has a new President

We are excited to announce the election of our third president, who is notably the first female to hold this esteemed position.

Congratulations Maria Sentić!

“I am honored to lead the Association of Croatian American Professionals. Having been a part of the organization since its beginnings, I am enthusiastic about directing our initiatives this year, focusing on empowering the next generation of Croatians and Croatian Americans.

This includes the expansion of scholarships and internship programs, facilitating connections among Croatian professionals via mentorships, and introducing new initiatives such as study abroad programs in Croatia. These initiatives are undertaken with the goal of strengthening the ties we share through our rich cultural heritage.

This year, ACAP is celebrating its 10th anniversary. This significant milestone represents a decade filled with meaningful connections and collaborations that have nurtured strong bonds between Croatian-Americans and Croatians globally.“ – Maria Sentić, CPA

Maria serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Partner at Tavola Group. With over 15 years of experience in accounting and finance, Maria is a licensed Certified Public Accountant specializing in outsourced Controller and fractional CFO roles. Her expertise extends to outsourced accounting, technology solutions, business process automation, and strategic consulting. Maria earned a B.A. degree in Economics and International Studies from Northwestern University, as well as an A.A.S. degree in Management from RIT Croatia. She is a member of the Illinois CPA Society. Beyond her professional achievements, Maria is an alumna of, and current parent of students at Kardinal Stepinac Croatian School. She actively participates in the Croatian Woman Branch #1 in Chicago and has been featured in the Women in Adria online magazine. Maria and her husband Drazen, who met and married in Dubrovnik, reside in Chicago with their four children.

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