The French-American Chamber of Commerce - New York Chapter (FACC - NY) recently announced the election of its 2013 - 2015 board of directors and advisory board, including Cozen O'Connor member Chris Kende. Elected to serve for a two-year term, the FACC - NY Board of Directors and the FACC - NY Advisory Board are each composed of senior executives from some the world's most renowned multinational firms, as well as from small- and medium-sized companies. Founded in 1896, the FACC is a bi-national nonprofit association that is devoted exclusively to the development and improvement of economic, commercial and financial relations between the U.S. and France. The 20-chapter FACC national network includes offices in all major metropolitan U.S. cities, as well as more than 4,000 members across a broad range of fields. The New York Chapter of the FACC includes 800 members.