RUFโ€™s Brand Ambassadors have a wide range of talents and achievements, but they all share a commitment to improving the lives of Romanians worldwide. In each case, the ambassadorโ€™s association with RUF comes about because he or she has already demonstrated that commitment.ย They can use their talents and fame to fundraise and advocate for Romanians and support RUFโ€™s mission to bring together the Romanian community through Philanthropy.

Gheorghe Muresan

NBA Player, Founder of Giant Basketball, RUF Ambassador
Ghita Muresan played in the NBA for seven seasons earning the Most Improved Player Award in 1995-1996. He is proud of his Romanian heritage and is a fervent supporter of the Romanian American community, especially young kids
Cosmin Selesi

Actor, Producer, and TV Presenter
Cosmin Selesi is a graduate of the National University of Theater and Cinematography IL Caragiale, from Bucharest. He played in numerous movies and was nominated for the Gopo Awards.
Nicoleta Roman

Mezzo-Soprano, RUF Ambassador & VP of Donor Relations, RCCC Ambassador
Romanian-American Mezzo-Soprano Nicoleta Roman has been a prominent member of the Romanian community in Chicago for over 23 years. She is fond of her Romanian heritage, constantly promoting her values through her voice.
Vlad Voiculescu

RUF Ambassador
Vlad is a Romanian patient advocate and health policy expert with extensive experience in advocacy, non-profits, business, and policy-making. He is the former Romanian Minister of Health.
Ioan Guset

Honorary Member 
Honorary Member of ROCO, the Romanian Community Center
Paula Seling

Romanian Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, DJ, and Television Personality.
Paula is an outspoken supporter of personal freedom, individual rights and human rights. She represented Romania at Eurovision 2010 and was chosen by Walt Disney to record the song "My Spirit Flies" for the Pixar Academy Award-winning animation Brave.
Iulia Verdes

Actress, RUF Ambassador
Born and raised in Bucharest, Romania, Iulia gives her first acting performances for theatre and TV while she is still in high school. At 18 she makes her acting debut in cinema with the film Elevator (Romania, 2008), being cast in the main role.
Vlad Mixich
health policy/writer/MD @RoHealthObs | Board member @epha_eu | furiously balanced
Tudor Petrut

Actor, RUF Brand Ambassador
Tudor is a Romanian born actor, director, and writer living in Los Angeles. He was awarded the Diploma ACIN Romanian yearly cinema award for his role in the popular film "Liceenii". Tudor is a member of the International Federation of Journalists and NARP
Adrian Vox Maris Band
Founded in 2011 based on a need of expressing the Romanian spirit, Vox Maris was welcomed with open arms by the Romanian Diaspora in US. In 2019, a concert organized with other Romanian artists in Chicago, they launched their second album "Paine si sare".